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At the time I had Creative AWE32 soundcard which had sample based synthesizer onboard, so depending on quality of your General MIDI library (which was pretty much dependent on how much expansion RAM you had on card) you could get some really good sounding MIDI music.

I remember friend of my stopping by for the first time after I bought PC - at the time he had Creative Sound Blaster 16, which was only capable of FM synthesis (not sample based, rather oscillators that frequency modulate each other, Yamaha was pioneer of that tech back in 70s and early 80s, of course their synths sounded much better than SB16) - DOOM sounds like this through it

 

Needless to say, his mind was blown when he heard it through AWE32 - it was not as good as Sound Canvas 55 (or 155 in this case, both Roland's external sound modules), as in example here under PC, but it was really something.

As for best version, 3DO sounds best, though it needs to be sped up to 1.25x