In addition to those two options, both of which are good, you could also buy one of the remaining world’s mystery packs. For the same price as the Shutter or the Horizon, you get two metal yoyos.
The first one is the Cypher, a new design, which YYF has said will retail for more than $45 when it releases. It’s comparable in size to the shutter, but has a nice rounded V shape that feels really nice in the hand. It strikes a really nice balance between being stable, fast, and floaty that I’m really enjoying so far.
The second yoyo is the Popstar, which is an undersized pocket yoyo. It has a V shape similar to a miniature version of their north/polar/one star yoyos. It seems a lot of people don’t like it, but I think that’s because they expect every yoyo to be competition-grade. The Popstar isn’t mean to be a competition yoyo, rather, it’s just a fun yoyo that has a size that allows you to take it anywhere. And just because it’s not competition grade doesn’t mean it can’t perform well… It still gets the job done, it is just a bit more challenging with a bit more “character” thrown in.
Besides the great value (essentially getting a discount on the Cypher, and the Popstar for free), you also get a tote bag, some packs of cards, and a yoyo holder/lanyard. And you also get a card with a code that has a chance at the grand prize of a pack of YYF yoyos worth over $700, because nobody had posted saying they’ve won it yet. At the very least, the code will give you 10% off your next purchase.
Personally, I’d say you can’t go wrong with the Shutter, and likely the Horizon as well. But the Cypher is just as good of a budget metal, plus you get all of the other bonuses I mentioned; so I’d recommend the mystery pack while they’re still available.