I can't tell you about the differences in the two versions you ask about, but the Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra recordings of the Beethoven symphonies, famous as performances, are also notorious among audiophiles for poor sound. They were recorded in a famously dry, acoustically mediocre studio and they simply never sounded good. It's not a matter of mastering or re-mastering or getting the "right" version; they just don't have good sound. If you want them anyway, for the quality of the performances, you'll just have to live with that fact. It's probably going to be a waste of your time and money to expend a lot of effort in searching for the "right" vinyl version. It's unfortunate but there it is.
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