Since FFX has my favorite videogame soundtrack ever, I've been listening to some of the remastered music and I have to say that I have mixed feelings. Some of the songs have been improved, some are good enough, and others have been completely ruined.
Here's a couple that have been improved IMO:
Men Who Live For Blitz original
Men Who Live For Blitz remaster
The remaster takes the grandness of the original and amplifies it, making the song sound glorious.
Tidus's Theme original
Tidus's Theme remaster
I think getting rid of the loud harmonica part is an improvement. I also like how the remaster is gentler in general.
Here's one that comes close to the original, but falls just a little short:
Someday the Dream Will End original
Someday the Dream Will End remaster
The remaster sounds much cleaner, but loses a bit of depth IMO. It doesn't "envelop" me as much.
Here's one that I'm not sure if I like it better than original:
Seymour Final Battle original
Seymour Final Battle remaster
I like the intro of the original way better, but the rest of the song might be a little punchier in the remaster.
Here's one that's decent, but falls really short of the original:
Besaid Island original
Besaid Island remaster
It's way too busy and those violins are too dramatic for Besaid's atmosphere, but it still sounds pretty good.
Here's one they clearly fucked up:
Spira Unplugged original
Spira Unplugged remaster
Who thought it was a good idea to suck all the warmth out of the song, replacing it with a cold, tinny feeling. WTF?
Here's another one they downgraded:
So not only did they smother the melody with a bunch of noisy festive jangle, but they put some cheesy sounding horns starting at about 2:28. This original has a subtle hustle and bustle about it. The remaster goes way overboard.
Anyway, that's just a sample. What do you guys think?