I had Continental tires and they was very loud, I bought Ohtsu tires and I love them. They are quiet and handle great. And they don't bankrupt you when you go to buy them. I will purchase them again.
The tire has GREAT dry traction, wet it decent. The tires grip the road well and response is great. They are a rough riding tire compared to the stock oem 17" tires and are more noisy then my winter tires... the worst part about these tires is the tread wear... I rotated them at 6000kms and had already warn the front tires down to 5/32. I would not recommend buying these unless you are alright with purchasing a new set of tires every year.