Playing my new Xeno has really given me a new lease on trumpet playing. I sound better, I feel better, I'm generally more in tune. This is how trumpet playing SHOULD be! I honestly can't get over how much of a difference this horn has made in my playing. There are still quite a few software issues on the front end, but this horn has basically taken hardware issues out of the equation. It's wonderful. I'm still giddy from my Christmas present.