When I reviewed a wide array of binoculars a few years ago, I learned a lot about just how imporant some things are, like the far superior depth of field of porro prisms (minimizes fiddling with focus) and all important eye relief for avoiding viewing fatigue.
My all-time favorite binocular and the hands-down winner even among models costing 4X is much are the Fujinon 7 X 50 FMTF-SX Polaris binoculars.
At around $700, you won’t find anything out there halfway as nice to look through. The eye relief alone should be a revelation. Currently, the purchase includes Smith Optics Aegis Arc Compact Protective Eyewear.
The downside? Those wonderful porro prims make for a bulky and heavy binocular.