For audio extraction I’ve always been a fan of Mediatek-based DVD writers. They are especially good at reading damaged/degraded discs, and when that fails their interpolation (error concealment) is usually superb.
I haven’t used any Lite-On more recent than an iHAS124B, which was a good DVD writer & scanner. (And a perfectly acceptable CD writer.) From what others have reported the C & D models look OK, but I’m not entirely convinced about the latest F version. You may still find the earlier versions if you look around.
You might also manage to find an Optiarc AD-5280/7280S. They’re excellent drives by modern standards and well worth looking hard for. If you don’t mind the price, Vinpower may still have the ‘CB Plus’ (+DL overburning) version in stock. Very good for audio extraction, copes fine with moderate disc damage (much better than a PX-755).
I’m not sure about the recent Samsung SH-224 drives. They often seem to leave single PIFs at regular intervals throughout. (Re-link spikes ??) Although that shouldn’t affect playability, I find it a bit off putting. But they [I]might[/I] be better CD writers than the Lite-Ons.
There are results & discussion threads for the different Lite-On & Samsung variants.