I believe they do make better CDs than DVDs. Nothing would beat a pack of Verbs (better yet TY CD-Rs) though to put your mind at ease. The issues that are more common with optical media now concern DVD blanks, at least with Ritek.
And on the topic of MIT CD-R Verbs… All I’ve seen locally are MIM Daxon Verbs, pretty good for its price, and even MIMe or MII are rare if not impossible to find here. And not all MIT discs are good.