I really like this reed; I am a Vandoren fan, and I try many reeds of this brand. V16-3 plays really nice with my V16-6s+ Mouthpiece and my Theo wanne Fire 8; i found it a little to hard for the Vandoren V5A55. Although playable in this last mouthpiece, it requires a harder blow. I have no negative aspects so far from this reed.
Overall is a really rich sound, i like it more than the Java red vandoren (from them all, this one is my last choice, although a good reed as well). This reed has actually a good life-length and (just as with the Tenor), helps to create a deep dark sound, and since it has a harder core, the altissimos do not squeak.
This one is by far my favourite. Totally recommended.