My son has a Kipor 1000, it has been good but it is not as quiet as my Honda 2000. He has to work adjusting it to keep it running smoothly as well and he is a good mechanic. Mainly you get what you pay on one of these. But it is much quiter than his other generator
(5 or 6,000), small easy to lift up and move around and keeps his batteries charged and stores in a small area.
For the price, they are almost
disposable (after a few year of course).
It is quiet, just not as quiet. People have asked about it when it was running (for being so quiet). Not too many have about my Honda (some in-laws have, wanting to get one), maybe they never heard it running at all.