I started setting up a small beginners woodworking workshop last spring. I bought a set of cheap German chisels (name Unknown, but they have images of cherries on the chisel). The price of each chisel was in the range $10-15.
I’ve previously had the pleasure of working with some high end tools and frankly, as long as you keep your tools sharp, there is no great difference in the tools. Almost anything that’s hardened can give you good results, however, the budget tools may not keep their edge quite as long.