As someone who plays drums for 6 years, I`m completely satisfied with my Pearl Export. I read somewhere that they are the best-selling drum set, so I decided to give it a try and spend my savings. And it was worth the risk.
What I especially like is the feeling that everything holds up really well. The kit has double-braced stands that give sturdy look. Hardware is great!
I tuned up the drums without a problem. The drums produce a powerful, clear tone and a strong volume. The snare drum sounds best and makes a great tone. The biggest surprise for me was the pedal. There is no difference between this one and a professional one. The cymbals are not included and that is a downside. I also think that everybody who owns these drums should upgrade drum heads to have a better experience. I have no regrets about buying this kit.
The bass drum has a base hole for letting the air out or for internal miking. The tone of the bass drum is awesome. The Demonator bass pedal has a superb modernistic look colored in silver and orange. You will have a sound of drums close to the professional one. But you won`t hear that from snare and cymbals. The snare is kind of lightweight and it will give you some hard time tuning it. As I expected, for this price usually there come worthless cymbals. The drum kit has a perfect hardware package. Everything feels super strong and tight. For the price below 800$, you can`t expect more.