Both tires are good and I looked at both. I chose the coopers because they are made in the USA. Otherwise they basically seemed "equal" to me. I love them, I have over 15k miles on them and honestly show no wear, and I do a few burnouts now and again. I do keep them rotated on time though, and run about 50psi in them. That helps wear, and I corner pretty easy and brake easy. The biggest surprise to me was that they have almost no road noise (at least in my mind). If the windows are up you can't hear them, even at 80 mph.
EDIT: I just thought about my last statement about the noise....I have terrible hearing, so probably shouldn't comment on the noise as even if they were loud I most likely wouldn't be able to tell the difference. I will say though that my wife has never commented that they were loud.