"I've been researching this topic on the forum but still have a question. To my ears a 45RPM 12" single will sound better than the same song on LP. All the usual criteria apply, such as bass punch, treble extension and clarity, etc etc.
However, I'm discovering that I often find the same track on LP is more engaging and enjoyable. This is not because of the way they sound (i.e. warmer), but something musical. The 45RPM singles often seem somewhat stiff and/or the rhythm is not so good, by comparison."