Personally, I never had any reason to use anything other than EAC with its superior secure ripping mode. I'll take a look at dBpoweramp as well.
EAC's ripping is secure, but I dunno if I'd call it superior - it works by re-ripping each sector multiple times, which strains your drive and can be slow
. dBpoweramp utilizes C2 error pointer information, which means it only has to re-rip sectors the drive tells it were ripped problematically - and it does this in a second pass, so the first pass can go full speed (re-ripping a sector means searching back, which is a pretty slow operation). Unfortunately, not all drives support C2, and some that do don't support it reliably :/