I've had one of the Halfords advanced sets for about 10 years and it's never let me down. It has had some serious use in the past and always seems to come through it with flying colours. The only issue I find is that the 3/8 sockets can be a little on the shallow side if you've got fastenings that have a fair bit of thread still exposed but I've got plenty of spare 1/2 sockets that will usually cover that problem. They also seem to have changed their larger torx bits to individual bits that slot into a holder, rather than bits permanently embedded in a socket-case which will be handy if the fastener is recessed a bit more.
I bought mine during one of Halfords (seemingly regular) 50% discount offers so got a fairly comprehensive, guaranteed for life 150 pcs set for just over £100
If you have tools already that will cover the basics, I would suggest waiting to see if Halfords have one of their offers come up as you can really save a fair bit of cash. If you've got the readies, I would get the 200pc set as if down the line you find the 175 pcs set wanting, buying separates will be expensive.
I would recommend them without question though as my lad bought a set as well just after me and has used it more than I have mine, broke the 1/4 ratchet from the set (not by abusing it either) and got it replaced by Halfords with a reasonably minimum amount of fuss.
I can't really comment on the other brands you've mentioned as I've never used any of them. Before the Halfords stuff I've bought over the years, I tended to stick with either Hilka, or if I was a bit more flush cash-wise, Draper or Teng.
There will be better sets out there of course but they do come with a hefty price tag, I reckon the Halfords advanced stuff is ideal for the home mechanic. Mine has certainly put up with what I've thrown at it
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