I’ve used mid-range media on my Sammys (RICOHJPN R03, CMC MAG. AM3), albeit at 8x, and they turn out very well.
Although I do think, even from using the 110D and now the 115D, that Pioneer shine with mediocre media.
However, here’s another spanner in the works. Sammies are excellent for reading dodgy or scratched discs.
So ultimately, it’s your choice.