I have a high end turntable and digital system, and I have bought various remasters on cd's and have some original vinyls over 2 decades. The basic rule is that the newer the remaster, the "louder" it is remastered (search "loudness war" for a very good explanation!!!). And that's not good. This has crept into vinyl too.
Although people have heard various versions, here's my opinions based on what I've heard and learned. If anyone knows better, please add. I'm not pretending to know more than anyone. I just don't want others to make the mistake of giving away good older cd's or vinyl and spending money on something actually inferior. I'm glad I didn't throw out my old vinyls and cd's when the new ones came out. I learned the hard way.
1. First of all, I'm not a fan of the Japanese remaster in the 2000's. They are louder than previous remasters. They're impressive at first, but fatiguing after a while.
2. On CD, the best remasters are the Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab remasters of ANATO, ADATR, NOTW and The Game. From there, the Japanese NON-remasters 2nd pressings. An example is Jazz. There is bass on that cd that is not present in any other "remaster". The original pressings of Miracle, Magic are still better. The 1994 British remasters are next in line.
They appear quieter at first, but that's because they don't limit the bandwidth.. This may seem contrary to what were all told and I fell for the remaster farce for almost 2 decades, buying the same albums over and over.
3. On vinyl, the original is always best. Don't bother with Innuendo as they have edited down songs. Mobile Fidelity vinyl is something special. The new vinyls you talk of sound pretty good, whether from digital sources or not. If it's digital, you will still hear those extra bits and resolution not possible on the cd.
4. Vinyl is not always better with Queen. The Mobile Fidelity CD of ADATR is much better on cd than the new vinyl. So it all depends on how it was mastered etc.
5. We need to move on to properly remastered high resolution files at 24 bit/96 khz. They exist, but not with Queen (that I am aware of)
Do not get fooled by remasters on vinyl or cd. Remastered does not necessarily mean better. People are now searching for old cd's that warn that they were taken from analog and not remastered, because they were not mastered loud.
Someone wrote that even from digital masters, vinyl will beat the cd's. This is very true in most cases. An exception is the QPR album as the loudness just led to distortion on the vinyl. in that case, I find the cd to be better. So buy one vinyl and see for yourself. Don't break the bank.