Since it is my first saxophone i don't have much to compare it to. Even with 2 months of daily practice, it does not sound anything like the sample recordings ( which sounded almost clarinet like ), it sounds nice, but more like an alto saxophone than that sax-clarinet sound I was after, but i guess it's mostly me and my tone and mouth-throat anatomy. It plays in tune with the mouthpiece shoved almost all the way down the cork ( even though most of the tuning comes from your embouchure and throat, takes time to control intonation) Some keys were sticky as it came out of the box and still are to this day, no matter how much i clean them ( and i clean all the pads after every practice session ) and let the horn air dry. The mouthpiece it came with was garbage, very poorly made. I bought a decent mouthpiece and it really made the difference! The case is of good quality materials. It includes a pair of white gloves and keys to the case.
Overall it's a good purchase, I am very satisfied with it and would surely recommend it as a starter soprano, even though i think i am going to hold on to it for a long time!