I am overall really satisfied with this set. The hi-hat sounds can be a bit off-putting but for the price it handles alright, after some tweaking I managed to get it to sound and work just as I wanted it to. The mesh heads also makes it really nice to play.
However, a few months in my kick pad stopped working and Alesis support took its time to respond and when I got the response it turns out that I had to ask for a refund from Amazon. This means that due to one part of the set being broken I had to send the full set back, get my money back and then re-order the same set which seems like more trouble than it would be to just be able to get a replacement for the single broken part.
What can I say, recently, I purchase the Alexis Burst well after two weeks it became faulty. I thought it was the cable and contacted Alesis for a replacement. However, that did not resolve the issue. I was told to return the item to be fixed. After doing further research I decided to upgrade to the Surge. Best thing I ever did drums are so much better. Mesh is far better than rubber drums. It's closer to an acoustic drum. One thing to note you do not get a stool or headphones.
My husband has wanted an electronic drum kit for well over a decade because it is extremely anti-social to practice with his hand made acoustic kit in a residential area. He set it up to test it the day it arrived . I haven't seen such a boyish grin on his face for a very long time. I think for the money it is well worth eveery penny. He ran through some of the programs -he had a great deal of fun with number 17 (Bongos)- and he really likes the versatility of the setings. It's now been packed away again until Christmas so I might get back to you when he's had more experience with it. So far so good!! :-)