Most of the CD player's do not handle the disks well if they are burned at high speed. If you have problem burning at 4x go down to 2x. Do not burn at 8x or higher, that's where the problem crops up. EAC as suggested is a very good option and is the best ripper around, the only downside to it is that is is slow because it reads data twice, once when it is ripping and next it compares the ripped one with the new data, when both are same it does not give the error otherwise it comes up with errors.
Cheap disks in bulk are also not the best thing to use for audio burning, for data they may be OK. Try to use good ones brands like Verbatim, TDK, Ricoh, and the best of all, Taiyo Yuden disks.
Hope you solve your problem.