I spent nearly $700 for recommended Michelins on my last car and they were find. However, I am a cheapskate so the last 3 sets of tires I bought were from Chinese manufacturers (even though 2 sets were made in Indonesia and one in Vietnam). The Archilles tires on my Miata and CRV are smooth, quiet and are wearing well. The Black Lion tires on my F-150 are the same and the tread looks so much like Michelin, you have to read the name on the side to tell the difference. The Archilles are around $75 each counting mounting and balancing. The Black Lions were slightly more because the tires are much larger. With tires that are quiet, smooth, wear well and are affordable, I probably won't buy any more "name brands".
The shop where I bought the tires are big in 1/2 mile dirt track racing and they use these tires on the race cars and don't have issues.