Well i guess you cant go much lower with your budget as smth like you already use.
Maybe with xiom on your backhand instead of andro. Xiom Vega Pro was my choice for example. And as long as you dont play the national Version on your fh you should be fine here too. Maybe you could go with smth like Yinhe Big Dipper, which would be a bit lower in the price range.
But that is actually all i can think off
The moment you go even lower with the price you will have serious quality issues.
The price isn't that important. I'm just after to get the most quality possible out of my money. I'm not so eager to go Dignics or Tenergy. There must be an alternative that could work for under half the price, or perhaps I'm wrong and the Butterflies are worth the price
I've tried a lot of rubbers, but everything's so individual. But here are some of my thoughts, beginning with forehand. My needs are a blade that's quite stiff to get the most out of a sticky Chinese rubber with a quite hard sponge. A softer sponge doesn't react efficently to my strokes, and there's no kick when looping.
Rubbers that work for me are:
DHS H3N 39-41 deg (good speed and spin but it lacks a bit of control. Harder sponge makes harder hits more nice)
729 Battle II Provincial 2.1mm, 40 deg (Just tried this one out. Feels like H3N but more control and a more curvy arc)
Yinhe Big Dipper 38-39 deg (Like the above rubbers, but not quite as much spin and there's a little more control. Always playable)
Yinhe Moon Pro Hard (Something like Big Dipper, but a bit faster and a lower throw)
DHS NEO Skyline TG2 39 deg (I haven't tested the harder sponges. This is like a slower H3N, but still fits my play really well)
Rubbers that wasn't really in my flavor:
Yinhe Big Dipper 40 deg (Harder sponge, but that's it. Just disn't get the effect out of this one)
Yinhe Moon Pro Medium (Really a different rubber than the Hard version. The hard was domed out of the package, and this one just mushy)
DHS H3N 38 deg (Really just to soft. Nothing happens)
Yinhe Big Dipper IV 38 deg (Same top sheet as original BD, but slower and not that much spin so a disappointment)
DHS GoldArc 8 47,5 deg (Not my kind of rubber. More euro feeling, but doesn't work anywhere for me)
Nittaku Zieger PK50 (A disaster on my carbon blade, but works better on wood. I feel that the top sheet is a bit too soft though)
DHS Hurricane 8 (Tried this in different hardnesses, but the sponge doesn't appeal to me. And it's quite heavy)
Globe 999 40 deg (This was actually quite pleasant, but a tad too slow. The weight was really nice. 41g cut to my blade)
About backhand. I need a more forgiving rubber with good grip. A couple of years ago I started out with 729 Focus III Snipe and DHS TinArc 3. These are easy, linear rubbers to play with. Quite similar to each other. F3S was much lighter and I think this is the better rubber of these two. I felt that I lacked some spin, so I tried on Yasaka Rigan, Tibhar Aurus Sound and Yasaka Rakza 7 Soft. I felt that Rakza 7 Soft was the nicest rubber here, but it felt a bit heavy in some way. I searched further, finding TSP and their Ventus Soft, Ventus Spin and Regalis Red. The Regalis was too fast and no spin. The Ventus Spin was quite nice, but the Soft version in 1.8mm suited me quite fine. Good spin, soft sponge and light weight. I could have stopped there
but I thought I should try out some Andro rubbers. The Rasanter R37 2.0mm gave me another dimension I think. Where the TSP Ventus Soft was a bit bouncy, The Rasanter R37 was a bit "dead" on passive blocks. This suits me fine, and active blocks gives quite good speed and good placement capabilities. After this I also tried Andro Hexer Grip SFX. This one has a 40 deg sponge, so a little harder again. But it's a bit more grippy than Rasanter R37, so it fits my game perhaps even better with a spin oriented game and giving good control.
Perhaps I'm not done here. I might try out some Xiom in the nearest future