Balancing has no effect on noise from the tires. Balancing will only resolve a vibration issue. I'm not a fan of the Dueler series of tires, unless they are the Revo Duelers. Stock Duelers are junk imo. I'd definitely go with a brand name tire when I get some new ones. If you go to a place like Goodyear or a Michelin dealer, definitely go to a corporate store, they will have a national warranty, as opposed to a franchise store, which will only have a local warranty.