Good for beginners, but don't count on it for long term use. The cymbals are fairly crappy, and the drums are a pain in the a55 to tune. Overall, the quality is decent for the price, but I've had mine for almost 7 years, and they're fairly useless now. The toms, mounted and floor, are solid but the snare and bass have some serious echo problems. Drum heads will solve that problem. The best aspect of these drums is that they're well built, in the sense that they are pretty hard to break or dent. Though their sound may wane over time, but they'll probably survive a nuclear explosion.