From what I see around here, I'm probably the only person who not only thinks the sound on my GNR and BW (as well as every WPC game I've ever had, for that matter) are totally acceptable, but absolutely enjoyable and charming, and part of the experience/"magic" of having them in my home. I like them as they were intended to be, I guess. And they're technically pre-whitestar, even though they are BSMT audio.
I guess if you only ever watched SD TV, you'd never know how great HD was, but I've played plenty of games with the various aftermarket sound add-ons, and I find them distracting or annoying, as I know how they are SUPPOSED to sound. Adding upgraded speakers or a sub is one thing, but changing the actual sounds and musical scores is not my cup of tea. The sounds of basically every 90's game are pretty iconic, even with their intrinsic quirkiness.
But hey, variety is the spice of life, and people are free to do with their machines as they wish.
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