The Wavebird wireless is amazing. I would still be using mine after 4 years of owning it had I not accidently broke the port for the controller (this does not break easily, don't worry)
The MadCatz wireless is pretty crappy. the analog sticks get stuck, and the buttons stop working after about 2 months.
the pelican is the worst you could possibly get! the buttons barely work! I returned it after 15 minutes of play.
I don't know much about any third-party wiredcontrollers.
Hope I was helpfull!