I think for burning quality I would choose the LG or Samsung, as you mentioned.
A shortcoming of LG drives in general, is that they don’t offer quality scanning of discs, which a lot of us like to have. LiteOn drives offer this.
Another shortcoming of LG’s is firmware support. They tend to release a newer model, rather than support existing ones these days. Samsung and LiteOn both have great firmware support.
However, LG models are very well made and tend to last quite some time (or at least that’s my experience with the LG’s I’ve had).
So given what I’ve written above, perhaps you can weigh up the pros and cons, and choose which one you would prefer.