I've been burning CDs for myself and friends using a TSSTcorp CDRW/DVD TSL462C that came with my Dell laptop. I have not had any problems so far. I have not noticed any pops or clicks on the discs.
I would like to start trading and want to know if a new burner would be recommended. In other words, would there be a difference in the quality of the discs with a better burner? If so, why? The obvious answer would be to stick with what I've got until I notice any problems, but I'm new at this and don't really know if there would be a difference in the quality of the discs I burn with a better burner. I just want to make sure that the discs I burn are the best they can be. Eventually I'll be burning DVDs and will definitely need a new burner then. But for now, should I get a new burner?
I already know about the difference in quality of CDRs. I'm currently using FUJIs made in Japan.
I'm using Exact Audio Copy to rip to the HD and Burrn to burn the CDs. I'm also starting to use Nero more. I'm not sure if that's relevant. I just wanted to let you know I have all of that down.
Thanks for any help.