I'd like to ask what is the best way to make an audio CD-R for my car stereo. I'm looking for best music quality with best compatibility.
I currently burn my CDs at 8x - 12x using Burrrn, which I find pretty good actually. Burner is a standard CD/DVD Matshita that came with my laptop, which I hear is crap.
I download my music as flac. Burrrn converts them to wav for my cd: 1411 kbps, 16 bit, 44100 Hz.
If I'm right, the CD-R brand and burner used have a big influence on how the CD turns out. I'm living in Saudi Arabia, and the only cds I can get a hold of here are the cheap variants made in Taiwan and India.
I bought a few Maxell, Imation, Basic, TDK and Sony Supremas cd's. All were either Ritek or Mosen Baer, according to Burrrn. The Sony Supremas however was identified as a Sony.
So here are my questions:
1. Does CD brand and burner quality affect a cd's music quality and compatibility?
2. If so, which cheap CD-R can I buy which is good for music? And which CD burner should I buy, how much should I expect to pay?
3. What is the best burning speed for best sound quality and cd compatibility? Does it vary for different brands of CD-R?
4. Which CD burning software should I use? Is Burrrn good enough?
5. Am I using the right music format? Is wav the best for audio? Is there any difference in sound quality and cd compatibility between using 16, 24, 32 bit and 32 bit float?
6. Is there anything else which I should I know concerning this topic?
Thanks in advance