Have you got a MK4 or MK5? Most people go for Milltek, I had a Milltek Non-resonated for my MK4 driving around town its quiet unless you put your foot down and when giving it the beans it sounds awesome. You do get some drone at around the 60-70 mph mark but it didn't bother me personally.
Mines a bit of a mongrel system. It as Milltek manifolds, sports cats but from the cat back it standard with the tips welded on the back box. The previous owner said with Milltek all the way through it was too loud. Got the flapper mod too.