I know there are tons of "Remo vs Evans" threads out there but I've found recently that there really is a difference.
After buying my current MCX kit a couple years ago, I replaced the batter heads with coated g2's. 8,10,12,14ft,16ft. The floor toms sounded great but the 2 plies were a bit much for the high toms but I decided to go ahead and use them until they were worn. Even tho I hadn't used Remo heads in 8-10 years, I decided to try out some coated Emperors this time around. The first difference I noticed is that none of the heads would sit down flush on the bearing edge like the Evans did, which told me that tuning these heads was going to be tough, which is exactly what happened. Once I finally got them tuned, the difference in sound was very noticeable from the Evans heads as they sounded so much thinner and papery with a lot of overtones. After a few different tunings with unsatisfied results, I went back to Evans heads with coated G1 on high toms to help open them up and coated G2 on floors, again, it was like night and day! The Evans heads sat down evenly on the drums and the whole kit tuned up in no time. The Evans seem to have better attack, and a deeper and more rounder tone all around.
I guess my question is: has Remo changed anything over the past few years? I know a lot of people use them, as I did years ago, so I have no doubt they are quality heads but after this little experience I have to agree that there is a huge difference in the two... At least on my kit anyway!