I purchased a Yamaha
DTXTREMEIIISPECIAL kit in December after playing it and the equally expensive Roland kit side-by-side. I'd been drooling over those Roland mesh heads for years, but the quality of the Yamaha
kit's sounds was simply superior. I also decided the Yamaha
's rubber drumheads gave a more realistic rebound than the Roland mesh heads. It was an easy decision. This Yamaha
is above guytae's price range, however.
I recommend trying cheaper Yamaha
kits to hear the sound. Be aware that some of these kits may be already discontinued, so I don't know what kind of backup Yamaha
will give you.
I honestly think it's just like any other drumset -- you've got to play them to know if you like them.
Don't assume that every electronic kit will work with your computer or have all the electronic features you want. It's a study.
But you can find an electronic kit you love -- I did, anyway.