we put a set of these on the GTP last year and they have been great. They have great wet traction with very good dry traction. Winter driving these left no drama as it plowed right through anything we had here in the snow belt in NE Ohio where we see alot of snow.
Are there better tires yes but most are more expensive. There are other similar tires in this price range but they all have a little issue here or there. Tires tend to be like cars and the newer the model the better the design and compounding. The GT is a fairly new tire and will improve with updares.
For the money it is a lot of tire for what you get. But keep in mind what you paid and don't expect it to our last or perform tires at twice the price. For a daily driver year round these are a solid tires.
I will replace the Pilots on my HHR SS with these as the OE Pilots have worn well but have absolutly no wet traction and I never use them in the snow since they can' handle wet in the summer. For the money I will not find a tire that will do better than these.
As for noise I find no issue. If you use a radio you never notice it if you have a decently quiet car to start.