I listen through Sennheiser HD 650's so want the best possible sound quality.
You should rip with EAC in burst using test & copy, and only used Secure mode for tracks that don't have a CRC match.
unlike dBpoweramp, Accuraterip and (if your drive supports it) C2 are used with EAC after the fact to give you an idea of how your rip compares to others.
dbpa, on the other hand, will let a track get ripped and say it's "accurate" just because it gets an AR match with a track on the 1st pass. Sure, it's faster. But it faster always better? I don't think so.
Can I rip and then set it up to check the rips on AR later?
I agree, drives make a much greater difference at getting accurate rips with borderline troublesome discs than software. And while I haven't relied on it much, CTDB is a far better solution to correcting errors when ripping commercial discs than that offered through secure ripping algorithms.
Compare with AR-Accurate? -Yes - Done -No - In CTDB? -Yes - Repair - Repair successful? -Yes - Done -No - try traditional secure ripping -No - try traditional secure ripping
Okay, followed the advice and got dBpoweramp. The first 9 tracks went on real quick, the 10th is red and insecure....I know how it feels And the 11th is counting down really slowly from 342 frames.