Blank CDs, which brand is the best?

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  1. clonomaniac

    clonomaniac Well-Known Member

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    I am buying a 50 pack by the end of today. I need to make a few CDs from the collection of music that I have in order to play them tomorrow at the club. I have had horrible luck in the past with brands like HP and Memorax. Can anyone tell me which brand I should go with and if you had any experience with them? Thanks!
     
  2. bos

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    Imation works for me.
     
  3. cytech

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    goto sams club and get the 100 pack for $20 bucks
     
  4. clonomaniac

    clonomaniac Well-Known Member

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    I heard Verbatim is BY FAR the best brand. Can anyone attest to that?
     
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    I have used those too. I cant say I have ever had a problem with cds and I burn a ton of them.
     
  6. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    verbatum are the ones sams club has in the 100 pack and they work fine for me. I have never really heard of one brand being the best though so not sure what to say to that.

    If you are having bad luck with more than one brand of disc it could be your burner that is the problem and not the discs.....
     
  7. bos

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    I agree with this.
     
  8. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    For something like music? Just buy the cheapest you can find. Even if you get a few bad ones in the bunch they only cost about $.20/each.
     
  9. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    I seriously just buy the cheapest ones I can get. I've never actually had problems with CDs.
     
  10. clonomaniac

    clonomaniac Well-Known Member

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    I will go ahead and buy the ones from Sams Club. Thanks guys!
     
  11. Cybyassociation

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    I buy a lot of DVD+R...and I've always used Memorex and had little to no problems. That being said, I'm sure their quality of CD+R are just as good
     
  12. tellmac

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    I've been told by people who should know,they are all the same.
     
  13. balken

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    Why are you using CDs? I highly recommend using a proven technology: cassette tapes. For my money you can't beat Maxell cassettes. A steal at $0.74 a pop.

    Maxell | Normal Bias UR 90-Minute Audio Cassette Tape | 108510
     
  14. conmebol

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    Taiyo Yuden seemed to be the best for me, they are under several brand fuji, TDK, maxell. Make sure the packaging says made in japan.
     
  15. Tarbox

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    I sent one of my interns out one day to get Read-Only Blank CDR's and told her not to come back until she had some...it was a radio emergency and we had to have them...we were out....
     
  16. CyTom

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    Don't buy Sony if you're going to leave them in the car as the top part melts. Fuji, Verbatim, and Maxell have all worked well and held up to the heat of my car just fine.
     
  17. CycloneTony

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    Sony made good ones when i didnt have an Ipod
     
  18. ruxCYtable

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    I think Verbatim is by far the best, both CD's and DVD's.
     
  19. ruxCYtable

    ruxCYtable Well-Known Member

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    I've not had a lot of problems with any particular brand, but they are NOT all the same. I've seen tests done online on sites like cdfreaks.com. I can say without hesitation, however, I've NEVER had a problem with a Verbatim product. I remember when rewritable dual layer discs were relatively new I burned a lot of "coasters" with other brands, but Verbatim never let me down.
     

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