I believe in giving credit where credit is due. I just bought the Yamaha CRW-F1 cd burner and I am really impressed! It reads my worst scratched-up CDs perfect on EAC with 100% DAE quality. My Plextor burner didn't even come close with those CD's. Also..... the new option Advanced Audio Qualtiy Recording System really does make the burnt cd's sound better. It's not the fastet CD burner around....but quality is much more important than speed. I'm real particular about audio quality. If your gonna do something, do it right.