I can't advise as such, simply because I have not used all the brands available. I have had several unbranded and cheap scanners in the past, all unsatisfactory for various reasons, so not used much.
I now have a Canon LiDE 50 and it's faultless [To me] very fast, quiet and faithful copies. Very rarely use the software, just press the "Copy" button on the front of scanner and the copy is as good as the original. Never out of use now! j.