[QUOTE=pepst;2122883]I have experiences with Benq/Intenso branded Daxons and Verbatim/Imation branded CMC CD-Rs.
While the Daxons have much better C1 & C2 errors values, CMC were more compatible with old and crappy audio players (old Technics & Aiwa CD player, cheap no-name CD MP3 players, 8 years old Panasonic and Sony DVD players etc).
So I would recommend you to use rather CMC made Verbatims.
Reliability - all my old (2-6 years) Daxon & CMC CD-rs are still in perfect shape, except some ultra cheap C-grade shiny top CMCs.[/QUOTE]
That also follows the tests that I have done, scans were better on the Daxons, although I do not have access to a diverse sample set of standalones to test for compatibility. I’ve also had some Maxell and HP CMC CD-Rs too that scan less beautifully than the Daxons but I haven’t encountered problems with them anyway. It’s the Daxon MID that I haven’t had enough experience with… So this input helps!
[QUOTE=dakhaas;2122894]Are those CMC azo ? If yes then they should have a slightly better compatability in most car players. The difference is small but I know that 3 types of media perform better then average when it comes to playback compatability.
So if the CMC’s are using an azo dye then I vote for the CMC’s. IF there ptahlocyanine then it shouldn’t matter much.[/QUOTE]
I bitched about the shortage of AZO CD-Rs in the What have you just bought? CD/DVD related or otherwise thread, unfortunately these aren’t AZO discs. I’ve attached a new image to show the proper packaging (first one), I was too sleepy to notice I’ve attached a different packaging pic! (printable!) As for dye type, the Daxons and CMC are phthalocyanine - probably very good phthalo discs - but I would’ve rather had some AZO than CMC phthalo, that’s for sure! Those are cooler looking discs too!
Just look for Made in Malaysia Â©2005 - I’ve seen 50- and 100-pk spindles!
Although I’ve read here in CDF that a member has reported “peeling” on Daxons, I hope it doesn’t happen to me!
[QUOTE=Ibex;2122975]I have never used any Verbatim branded CMC Magnetics CDs. The CMC that I have used were not of good quality, but they were brands that would probably not use CMC’s best grade of disc.
If the have a CMC Magnetics ATIP code then they won’t be AZO. Also I think that the new Verbatim labels still say if they are AZO even though they have stopped calling them DataLife Plus.[/QUOTE]
Yep, they’re not AZO, just plain CMC - A-grade probably. The AZO I saw definitely had the string “AZO” on the outer hub near the dye (something similar to CMC code - CD-R 80CWLHT-8645 AZO) and had AZO on the shrinkwrap itself (second pic below).
Thanks for all your input! I’ll probably use the CMC for audio CDs and the Daxons for safekeeping data. The AZOs would’ve made this thread irrelevant as it would’ve been good wherever I’d have planned to use it. Thanks all! Time to burn!