others will know more about this than me, but what i found was that oem pads are less expensive (most of the time and depending on where you purchase) but of course have the loads of brake dust.
for those quality pads with less brake dust that aren't oem it appears you're always going to pay more--sometimes considerably more. i didn't find any pads where i could save $$$ and brake dust.
after doing my own research on this i settled on pagid pads for the front and rear for $60 for each pair because, like you, i just need a basic pad. i purchased those online from bavarian autosport.
the only other pads i really considered were from ebc, either the green or red.