I have Eheim and Rena XP filters. Product reviews consistently rate Eheim #1, Rena #2 and Fluval #3, of those three brands. And Eheim always comes out #1 with any canister.
I have had my Eheim on the 90g running constantly now for 14 years non-stop and never a problem, never failed, always good. It also has a built-in heating unit which I really like. My other Eheim is the same model minus the heating unit, and I've had it for 15 years but it was not running for a couple years when I had one less tank.
The Rena XP I really like as a filter. The question though is how long it will last? Rena does not have the proven track record because it has not been around very long. Some I have talked to feel they will not last like Eheim filters.
For media, you will need the pads for the filter which usually come with it, though Eheim didn't used to but I believe they do now. The other media, I use Fluval because it is less than half the cost and just as good. Ceramic disks for the bottom, then some sort of biological rock, but this can be removed and replaced with pea gravel, lava rock, etc. I rinse mine and use it forever because I have planted tanks and biological filtration is secondary.
You asked about noise. My Rena I can hear running in the fish room, but I cannot hear the Eheims at all, unless I literally put my ear right on it. They are super quiet.