You'll get as many opinions on pads as you will on oil.
It's been said that Pagid, Jurid; TexTar are OEM quality.
I went thru a squealing thing awhile back using two of the aforementioned. The cure was to buy the dealer pads. This doesn't necessarily work for everyone.
MBDOC once said that the number 1 complaint at his place was brake noise and he works at an MB dealership.