Been having a discussion regarding Beatles mono vs stereo, so I did a solid mono cd listening test again. Although I do appreciate the 2009 mono CDs, I still refer back to the 2009 stereo CD’s.
Part of the discussions was the major flaw of the older stereo recordings with vocals on 1 channel and most of the instruments on the other. I came to the conclusion that if I wasn’t trying to hard to listen to the vocals, it really didn’t bother me, as I still preferred the overall separation in the stereo recordings overall. This test was done with my headphones. I find it’s even less noticeable with a home stereo, unless I was sitting too close to 1 of the speakers only.
My 2 cents only.... And did I mention, I was listening to the Beatles.