Personally I think they're fine. When they started to make noise I brake very hard a few times to quiet them down. I've had XP10s in other cars and they were much worse, I've been embarrased pulling to a red light. I have no experience with Pagid tho so couldn't compare.Are the XP8 pads loud on the street? I'm tried of the squealing from my Pagid pads but need something OK for the track too.