I must start by saying I am a guitarist and can just about hold a simple beat together, I wanted a useable kit for friends to use in the studio. I use this with some Roland spares I got from a drummer friend, and it worked as soon as I plugged it into the TD10 module. Detects rim shot properly. As I say I am not a drummer, so I have no firm reference gear for a comparison, however, I get a decent rebound with this mesh, and there is no discernable latency and the volume tracks well with the force of each hit. Its maybe a bit small for gigging or professional musicians, but if you are good enough, the size wont matter! Build quality looks good, however the mesh feels slightly less tough than the roland mesh snare I have tried before, but that may not be the case and I wont know until I have used it for a few months. Overall, incredible value for the money, and I don't know what more expensive alternatives offer for the money.