I've run both the Hankooks and now the Michelin SS. Hands down the SS is a far superior tire for both ride comfort and performance, but the Hankook is more than a cheap tire and offers a decent ride. However I found the Hankook wore out rather quickly.
Tires are the only thing between you and the road, so read reviews on tirerack to see what others are saying before deciding. Sometimes you just get what you pay for with tires.