Everything being equal (heads, wires, etc...) you'd be able to make either one sound like the other by tweaking the tuning.
The differences would be actual shell tone (different for EVERY shell anyway), and little things that 5 feet away are lost.
Win/Win choice IMO.
I like the smooth shell myself, but wouldn't walk away from a cool patina finish either ....
I have 6.5 COB, 2 BB's and a WorlMax Brass, and they all sound like a brass snare. Subtle differences, the seamed WM shell is more "contained" slightly in the upper head overtones.
That's having the snare wide open, no muffling.
If you muffle the snare with a Moongel or ring or anything, throw all the differences out the window. Then it's just the tightness or looseness of the head tension that'll make them sound different.
Also a win/win
I'm digging the Super Brass a good bit more in these recordings. The Raw Brass isn't bad at all, but the Super Brass seems like it has more of all the things I like in a snare over the Raw Brass. The Super is a bit more throaty to my ears and has more bottom end power baked in.