This China produces a great sound that cuts through from most drum line. However, because it is so thin, it can get dented easily if you get your technique wrong when you're a hard hitter. This China makes a sound very similar to the one used in Metallica's "And Justice For All", although it only does so at medium to low volumes. Because of its size, the decay is very sharp, even though this is one of the things I love about it!
If you aren't a particularly hard hitter, but want to experiment on the cheap, I highly recommend it. A great alternative to this is the "Zultan 14" China Yin Series" which performs much better at higher volumes, for harder hitters.