This is my first bass guitar so I can't rate it as a experienced user of many basses and clearly it probably doesn't compare to much more expensive basses, but I do love the thinner neck profile and I did compare it to the SR200 and this just feels like a big step up in quality over it for not a lot of extra cash.
If you want a starter bass I would highly recommend the SR300.
This bass is extremely well made and is one of the most versatiles that I've ever heard. The active pickups plus the bass and treble eq preamp make for a lot of sound shaping before even touching the amp. The neck feels great and you can reach the higher frets with no problems thanks to the double cutaway. Battery life is really long, lasted me a couple years.