Using images compared with single WAV/FLAC/MP3 files IMO is generally no question of “better or worse” - depends on the hearing habits / music styles (and hard disk size ;)).
[B]I’m mostly listening complete albums[/B], hence i’m fine with using images. So returning to your original question:
if you’re using a virtual drive capable of mounting cue sheets ImgBurn can do the job for you.
P.S.: when i need single tracks i usually also use EAC, sometimes even Windows Media Player for WAVs and MP3 (CBR).
Once ripped, whether individual tracks or single image w/ CUE sheet, you can easily import the CUE in say foobar2k and play the entire album as individual tracks (yes I know,that’s what playlists are for) and even convert/and save to individual tracks if you prefer…There really is no need to mount with a VD…
I have no probs importing Imgburn Cue file(s) in f2k and listening/converting whatever track(s) from a single album…However YMMV…
And guess what, all things being equal, playback from both the image and individual tracks is, well–identical…Go figure!..