Over the years, I have tried countless different types of burnable CD's from many different brands. Often times I would be going for the best deal, trying to get 50 CD-R's for under ten bucks. But I would always seem to have various probems, and I learned that you get what you pay for. With these other brands, quite a few would get ruined because the computer spit them out saying there was an error. Or, I would succesfully burn a CD, only to play it and find out that the audio is skipping or my CD player would not even recognize it. Then, I decided to try out the more expensive, but truly better quality Sony CD-R's. When using Sony brand, my burner never rejects a CD-R or creates a bad recording. I would definately recommend these CD-R's to anyone who does a lot of burning and is tired of having wasted money on a bunch of duds. These CD-R's are very versatile, and will hold any kind of data, ranging from audio recordings, video and backed up computer files. Sony brand CD-R's are worth the money you pay because they never go to waste.