Have you tried both with actual media?
My experience is most manufacturers getting worse, especially in the last years.
I have TTH02-media since 2005 or so, was never the best media, I guess the (not actual) hype here was because even MCC-media get worse
My FTI are not china-fakes, saw never Fakes with FTI-codes, mostly fakes are TY or MCC
Some of these Verbatim-series I never saw in Germany and so I don´t have it. But I guess you mean the series with MCC-codes and with MBI, which are totally different.
Actual I ahve bunches of media, so I will buy rarely new media