This is not the same caliber as a Roland kit. The samples are not as high quality, and the trigger pads are not as responsive. But, it is by far the best option on a budget. I also have spent an extensive amount of time on the KT2 and it plays just as well. If you spend some time tweaking the settings it sounds pretty good. You can also run it through a virtual instrument program like Steven slate drums, addictive drums, or EZ Drummer. That way you can play or record using professional grade samples.