Taiyo Yuden is the best combination of quality and price available in a blank disc today. The simple reason is there is no better combination of high quality and great price. Here is a few things you need to know about Taiyo product:
Taiyo Yuden made the first CD-R disc. They worked with Sony & Phillips as one of Japan's largest chemical companies to make the dye which would store the data on the CD-R. Each disc is still made in Japan, in fact they are the only company in Japan that still makes CD-R, so if you see a "Made in Japan" on any CD-R disc, be it an Sony, Fuji or Imation, you know its made by Taiyo Yuden.