I purchased this cajon for traveling gigs and local events in which I can't bring my entire drum kit, but still want to be able to create driving beats and hear the low end! First time I sat on this Cajon, I was thrilled at the natural subwoofing sound that it boasts about. You really CAN feel it. When properly mic'd this cajon sounds great in larger situations as well as small unplugged ones. I enjoy the larger box for my sitting pleasure, and the handle on the back helps you carry it around. The only challenging thing is mic-ing it. Since the sub hole is at the bottom, you have to have a proper kick mic stand to get a mic that low to the ground without getting in the player's way. Otherwise, it's a great cajon, and will probably be the only one I ever own.