Well I just have a Nikon Monarch 8X42. I think they’re great. They cost about 300 bucks I think. They are definitely the best “cheap” binoculars I have used, hands down.
That said, when I was in Hawaii hunting this past January, I was glassing down the side of the volcano and didn’t see anything. My buddy said : “look at them pigs!” He had a swarovski (sp) binoculars. When I looked through his, I could see the pigs too.
The other day I looked through some 10 power swarovski’s and they were very impressive. Light too.