I feel like this is a huge determining factor.it just didn't do anything for me
We all have that ideal snare sound that we like/want. Some snares just dont do that sound. That snare might excel at something else however.
I have a 13x5 poplar Pearl snare. It loves high tuning, it loves the PS3 head. It was passable with a coated Ambassador (kinda pingy). The thing sounds like mashed potatoes tuned anywhere else than high. At least I think so. Others may really enjoy its other tunings.