It depends on what source you're recording from, and it might also depend on the quality of the audio input and analog-digital converter in your pc.
If you're simply copying a CD, it's much better and faster to just do it in your pc instead of using a standalone CD-RW recorder.
If you're recording from an analog source such as e.g. tape or LP, then it's possible that you'll get a better result by recording to your Philips standalone recorder, if it has a better analog-digital converter including the analog signal chain that connects the input to the A/D converter.
The analog circuits in a pc can be quite noisy, and not all A/D converters are equally good.
What really makes no sense to me is with the cheap Epson printers available that will print directly to disks why would anyone who prints small quantiities want the non-printable disks? Or to put it another way, logically there should be a greated market for printable music CD-R than for non-printable ones if they are reasonably priced and work. But so far I've only managed to find those that are either overpriced or which don't work.
Most people don't print on their CD-R media, so the non-printable kind are manufactured in greater numbers which helps keeping the price down.