I bought some CD-R blank discs from Morrisons to replace ones a friend had used recording vinyls for me. They say 'for computer use' on them. But his wife (who he says knows about these things!) says they are the wrong type, they should say 'for audio' on them.
I thought they were all the same these days. Any advice, please?
You do get dedicated audio ones. A person I know swears by them, I asked him to prove to me there was a differnce and he made 2 copies, one on a standard CDR and one on a "Audio" CDR. He played them both and claimed that he could hear the difference but they sounded exactly the same to me. I hasten to add theres nothing wrong with my hearing either.
I agree with citadel, I have used Verbatim for around 2-3 years and have never had a bad one, there a bit more expensive but like anything in life you only get what you pay for. I have also read somewhere that the more expensive discs have a longer archive life, I have also read that Taiko yuden media is supposed to be very good as well, I might try these out the next time I buy some more discs.
Audio CD's are for use in HiFi type cd recorders, which are unable to use 'standard' computer cd-r's. There is a bit of code pre-recorded onto audio cd's that the recoder needs to read to recognise the disc, this is not present on computer cdr's and such cd's are rejected by cd recorders. Audio cdr's carry a premium in cost supposedly to offset the losses by the music industry, by home recording. Otherwise there's no real difference.
PS agree with other posters Taiyo Yuden discs are the bees knees I've used them without any problems at all, obtainable from SVP , I can't agree with comments on verbatim though, had coasters and discs that become unreadable within a few months of burning, no such problem with TY's to date.
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