Pat wrote:

PC readers vary in quality a lot. The cheap ones do not
extract reliably. I use the TDK Velo ones, which are more expensive
but a lot more accurate. It is next to impossible to find out what
the real error rate is, some of the errors are caught and fixed in
the drive circuitry before it gets out to any real part of the CD player.

Out of interest would it be possible / better to hook one's regular CD
player up to the PC and use that to read/rip the CD's?