This is sort of what I'm trying to get to the bottom of here in this thread; it's objectively true that the aforementioned tires are lower in market price. That much is easy enough to ascertain conclusively.You can compromise and go cheap but don't expect them to do either of their 2 jobs particularly well, IMO.
What we don't know is whether they're actually inferior in any way.
It's easy to conjecture; because it's inexpensive it must be poor quality but we don't know if the premium priced tires are so for other reasons - ad campaigns, corporate structure, pension justification, distribution network.. all don't necessarily reflect on the function of the product. And it may not be possible to reach a conclusion on them either since people report negative experiences with premium tires as well. Look for reviews on any tire and you're sure to find somebody who believes they're bad, including anything from Michelin, Continental, Goodyear, etc.