I couldn't decide between the Akebono and advic pad, so went with the match.13k miles on my front Advics rotors paired with Akobono ProACT Ultra Premium Ceramic brake pads and so far so good. Made in the USA!
You know I never specified brakes in the past -just dropped it at the mechanic. Always worked, although sometimes wore faster, not necessarily a function of the pads on my ancient vehicles in rough conditionsI use either Duralast Gold Ceramic Brake Pads from auto zone or Carquest Professional Platinum Ceramic Brake Pads from advanced auto parts on my 06 XLE for many years. Both works fine.