Oh, sure. I think that probably in terms of the total amount of information needed to hear the music or voices or sounds and identify them and enjoy them versus the total amount of information possibly obtainable, an Edison cylinder is probably 90% of the way there. People were amazed(!) at how lifelike they were - - indistinguishable from the real voice, etc.
Only not really. So in an absolute sense, to suggest HUGE GIGANTIC AMAZING differences from different amps, for example (unless one amp is intentionally colored or driven into significant distortion) is technically inaccurate. There's just not room for HUGE or GIGANTIC differences in any absolute sense. But if a person actually [a big enough question in itself, right?] hears a difference, how they value the difference is, I suppose, up to them.
There is a lot of argument on here about qualifiers, which is fun sometimes but not necessariloy useful. Arguably, frequency response below 30 Hz is inconsequential since it is only 10/20,000 of the audible spectrum (leaving aside the sub-20 Hz response). But lots of people here find that last bit of extension very important. I did not expect to care as much about even sub-40 Hz response as I do, until I had it. It's a BIG DEAL, sometimes. But if I did not have it, I still could understand everything about the movie or music in question, so it's arguably far from critical.