I didn't really see putting this in the general hardware section. Talking about car stereo... I take good care of my CDs but I have noticed that most of CD's have light scratches on them. I can remember having discs for a long time that would hold up better than some of these that I have purchased recently. I only burn MP3 cds...rarely do I burn a CDA audio disc. I don't think it matters that much anyways. I know it is not my CD burner as I have duplicated this on 2 different computers and have tried both the windows burning utility and nero. I bought some Memorex colored cds as an attempt to keep different genres separate, but the colored CDs seem to be crap...especially the red ones. If I burn an MP3 cd on the red Memorex discs that I have, the last 25% of the disc will skip while playing--even when brand new, no scratches. The black, blue, and purple ones don't do this as much but they still don't hold up for crap. After a month or so they are very scratched. I understand that car CD players are a little more rough on things, but I still have the very first CD that I burned which dates back to 1999...It is also a Memorex, but it still plays flawlessly and is very scratched. They must have lowered their quality, or are buying them from another company and re-branding them. I bought a pack of regular (non-colored) Memorex cd's and these ones will burn fine and all of the music will be fine on the disc, but they are extremely fragile. A few scratches and they start to skip a lot. Why do all of the CD-R media that I see not have the traditional disc data side? They are all blue, or light green, or whacky colors...Is this to crackdown on people making illegal copies? Real CDs seem to hold up exceptionally well and take an assload of abuse. I'd like to get some of these if possible. What CD-R brands do you guys use for music? Memorex? Maxell? Verbatim? others? Let's not get in to the pros and cons of "why don't you just use an ipod?"