I usually prefer michelin or continental tires, but this time around I have my cars wheels wrapped in general tires (altimax hp) - its an old fat mercedes e320, reason to buy was chiefly I got them for about 40% of its original price.
secondly I have two major problems where I live
2 road noise - damn roads are made of concrete like aircraft runway
these tyres perform really nice in both departments and I have worn them down about 40% (assuming). They are quite odd tires and not available on retail off shelf - need to order them online. The strange part was that they balanced with very low weights and one didnt require any at all.
I drive 120 miles each day and sometimes to other cities/towns and have always been satisfied - low noise so I can listen to the radio - yes they are not bubble + glue racing tires but Im not racing anyway. neither are they "brand pompous" - they are fit for my purpose and are perfectly fit for use - they will be retired in the next 20,000 miles.