This is the only blow dryer that I have ever used. I have had this thing for years and years. I have never had any issues with it at all. It still dries my hair as good now as it did when I first bought it. There are two settings but to be honest I have no idea how the low setting works because I never use it! I only use it on the high and it dries my hair in less than 10 minutes. It is a really good blow dryer. The ONE thing that you have to be careful with is that is does get really, really hot. You want to make sure the hair dryer is at least 6 inches from your hair because you will burn it just from the air alone. Trust me, I have done it on a few occasions and have had to deal with some hair missing and that awful burnt hair smell! UGH. Other than that is hair dryer is amazing for the price which was well below $20, I cannot remember the exact price but I do know it was fairly cheap, and because it was I am thoroughly surprised it works so well.