If you just started playing, the characteristics of the tip should be irrelevant - as long as it has a decent curvature and can hold chalk after a cleaning and dressing.
I've messed around with different tips and the alleged "advantages" and "superior performance" derived by ANY replacement tip - over another one is exaggerated by a factor of 10!
If you play more than an hour a day, every day of your life, you might actually tell some nuanced difference between super soft and super hard tips, dime radius vs. nickel vs. quarter - but even then, unlikely to see any difference whatsoever.
Once you play at a very high level (like running the entire rack in Straight, 8-ball or 9 ball) consistently, the tip is about as important as the shoes you wear.
Many have opined on which brand and style are best. There is no consensus. Tips that cost over 10-bucks a pop are marketing hustle at it's finest. Endorsements by pro's - equally pure hustle.
Tips are only as good as the person aiming the cue. I you suck, the tip becomes moot.
Case in point: A guy walked into our local bar/hall a year or so ago and beat everyone in the house (about 10 decent players) with a house stick. 8 of the 10 players had their own cue sticks, 2 used house sticks (all of which are as straight as a fish hook). There was no "hustle." The guy only won the right to have the next challenger pay for the round and a free bottle of beer.