First you should consider your own budget. If you are just a beginner learning a musical instrument, a tuner that costs below 30 dollars should be more than enough for you. However, do bear in mind that in many cases, what you pay is what you will get. You can’t really complain much about the quality of the lower-budget tuner.
A cheap plastic tuner may not last for long if compared to those higher-end models. Even though it tunes accurately, it might have a limited life span. Sometimes a higher-end tuner is indeed a lifesaver. It will spare you from a lot of problems.
Some tuners pick up sounds from the background and might not be able to give you an accurate reading, while other tuners may cost you 100 dollars but it won’t give you this type of trouble. It tells you the note you are playing regardless of the string you are playing it on.
Many professional musicians are frequent performers with specific reasons for choosing the tuners they use. Tuners with a 100 dollar range price tag may look pricey if compare to those which cost around 15 dollars, but the inexpensive tuners, however useful at home, might fail under the rigors of touring. After you have purchased five of them, you may realize that a more durable tuner purchase is a smarter choice.