Re: Kickport VS Drumport
The Starclassic kit at the studio has a Kickport on it. I can tell the difference between it and my Reveille bass drum. We have excellent speakers there and you get some great bottom end from those things.
I think the clear Drumport looks cool with the lights in a dark room. I would try one out with my studio kit, but probably not for live shows unless I was so impressed that I couldn't go on without it. We play in a very low light setting at the studio and use stage lights with patterns, so this Drumport with the light would be a perfect addition to the ambiance, plus I'd get the benefit to the bass drum sound.
-My next snare drum will be a Guru