Why Some Drummers Are Fooled
In a studio the sound tracks are adjusted to make the drums sound differently.
For example, a 4.5 inch snare could be made to sound like a 6 inch to get a deeper sound.
To make a tom sound deeper and so on.
So what you here in a sound reproduction can fool you ears.
Don't go buy a drum at a store just because that's the way it sounded like whether at a live concert, internet, CD, or what ever.
Go to a store and listen to what you here before you purchase.