In beginning, I thought this was a beginner set. But after the first kick, I found out I was wrong. Cmon, this is not a beginner set, no way. The sound quality is great. Some were complaining about cymbals and they were right. They are lame. But buying a set of new ones is not expensive either. A high-functioning kit. Especially if you have a plan to upgrade it with new heads sometime. The kit is not pricey but it`s not a `cheap` one for sure.
I bought this drum kit from Ludwig because I know they are a reliable brand. I must say they haven`t disappointed me. I got I complete kit - the stand, the functional pedal, kick spurs, bracket, lugs... You will just have to spare some time assembling it. But after it, you are ready to roll.
The construction is solid but cymbals could have better sound quality if you ask me. Snare drums sound good. The Ludwig drum kit is a great option if you want drums to practice on or if you are a beginner. You will get the best for your money I guess.