Even the cheapo Chinese stuff are mainly pretty quiet. If it's noisy, it's usually an unbalanced impeller or too much resistance at the outflow caused by spray bars or outflow being narrower than intake. In Malaysia where I am, the Eheims vs. the cheapo Chinese is a no-brainer since the price difference is like around 3x so I went Chinese. I've had two Fluvals before so I can see where the corners were cut but as long as I see dirt going into the intake and not coming back through the outflow, I'm cool with that.
If you have a noisy filter, regardless of whether it's a canister, powerhead driven or hanger, try removing the impeller and cleaning it. Sometimes, it could be that it's gone unbalanced due to uneven wear / damage from substrate or that the metal / ceramic rod is not seated properly. It's amazing what a simple wiggle can do sometimes.