I played every Cajon at my local Sam Ash and kept coming back to this one every time. It has a unique deep tone that none of the others had and I like that it doesn't have the snare option on this model. The only thing I disliked was the big logos on the front of the drum. To me the graphics cheapen the instrument, even though it is one of the more expensive ones the loudness of those logos make it look like a beginner model. My guitar doesn't have a big Martin logo screaming on the top of it, I would expect the same from Pearl. But the sound of this drum is superb.