It plays well, but it does have a ringing overtones to it that can be distracting. It may benefit from some moon gel or other dampening, just like a regular head. I haven't tried that yet.
It could be just the vent of the snare I have it on, but I feel there also some ringing.
Overal it's an okay product, but I'm not sure whether it warrants the extra price over the normal mesh head. I haven't compared the two, so I really can't tell.