Everyone who owns an Oriollo raves about them. I'll muddy the waters as well. My Joyful Noise Luminary is out of this world good. To my ears, even better than my Starphonic aluminum, though the difference in price isn't proportionate to the difference in sound. I find the JN more complex with a fuller sound. Killer drum.Just to really muddy up the waters you might want to check out the Oriollos. Drumcenter of Portsmouth carries them. I bought one from Oriollo and I put the rest of my aluminum snares away. It's the most musical of all of the ones that I own. That list includes LM402s, LM400s and Pearls. The Oriollo is just a world class snare.