Well I thought about it for a few days because I was curious. He’s a good salesman I guess. If I wasted a few bucks I’ll live.
I think it's just his advice, it's not a rule. That's the combo he says he always uses and has a lot of success with. As a top studio professional his sound is aways great, so it's not just a 'sales pitch'. I'm sure other studio drummers use a completely different set up and have success.
I sometimes use Evans (top and bottom) on my snares, sometimes use Remo, you should be able to get a good sound with both, then it's just personal taste.
I haven't been wowed by the studio sound of my 6.5 x 14" Supraphonic, so after watching the Aronoff video I ordered a set of Puresound 24's.
I'm not yet at the stage of combining die cast and triple flanged hoops. We'll see.....maybe.