@ausaudioI guess he's old enough to know what the U.S. analog phone line sounded like.
The person who posted that comment on telephones was from the USA.
You are doing nothing more than romanticizing a bygone era.There is a bit of romance, of course, the grass was greener, the girls were younger )). But no more than that.
Old analog PSTN was pretty awful, almost all aspects of it. Low sensitivity microphone, low bandwidth, very low signal to noise. Modern communications, especially some of the Internet based voice platforms are so far ahead in voice quality a comparison is laughable. You were evaluating the liveliness and "fullness" from 300Hz - 3000Hz. Think about what you are implying. You are honestly comparing that to what is typically 50Hz - 7KHz, often with much better SNR, if not even wider bandwidth?
Yes I am. I see that you can't believe that a less technically advanced device can sound better. I guess all the cables sound the same to you and have no direction, right?