Had many sets of blizzak, which is a better dry/performance/handling tire. Also had many sets of the Winterforce, my favorite budget priced snow knobby. Good enough on dry roads, little noisier, but worth the tradeoff when snow flies. My girlfriends 2001 Accord can now take us skiing even when the SUVs with All-seasons are white-knuckling it.
Go Winterforce, wait for snow, be very satisfied.