tires, like tools, typically give you the option of "good" or "cheap", rarely both together.
That said, Shinkos provide a nice tire for the money. But I'm not sure of any front tire that sings as loud as the Shinko does, which is why I stopped using them on the front.
Over the years I have run different brands of tires. When I calculate the miles ridden for the price of the tire, they all seem to end up pretty close to each other. The expensive tires lasted longer miles, the less expensive ones lasted fewer miles -- but dividing miles by dollars I end up with a tight range of answers.