Certainly not the cheapest solution. I've never used a clip-on or strobe tuner. I've been using a Korg GT-12 and a LockOn Autotuner both of which were also not cheap. For years I was happy with the results from both tuners. They both agreed with each other and my guitar always sounded good. The first thing I did when I got the Stroboclip was tune using my old tuners and then used the new strobe. Two strings didn't need much correction but four strings were off. When I corrected them I couldn't believe the difference in sound. In order to make sure I wasn't just "willing" the more expensive tuner to sound better I had my wife sitting there when I did this. She has very acute hearing and said the difference was amazing. So the proof is, does it work better than other tuners? Yes. Is it worth the extra money? Along with the feature rich software and ability to upgrade the firmware (something I didn't expect), definitely Yes. Now let's make sure it keeps working that way.