Just had a listen to these again on standard (but good) every-day headphones (Sony MDR-V150) and I do have some suspicions of The Man Behind The Mask example, it sounds a tad too bright and not quite as weighty as it could, so there's a chance it's just very good mastering.
That said, the Billy Idol and Pink Floyd uploads certainly do have Depth-Multiplexed AFM involved, so better to take those as a guide.
Incidentally, the amount of views this thread is getting suggests that it could be attracting outsiders to the forum when they're searching "VHS". To any and all such people I say welcome to the forum, and don't forget to pick-up an axo while you're here
And just in case a noob to VHS is thinking of picking-up a VHS deck as a master recorder after hearing these, be sure it is first of all a Hi-Fi VHS deck, and that it has manual recording level control over audio input. If you ignore that advice, your dreams will turn to disaster when you discover that the deck's own limiter will kick-in and you'll not be able to turn it off. The deck must have manual level control over audio input.