I understand which binoculars are best is a matter of personal preference. In my opinion the highest quality binocular ever made is the Zeiss 8x42 T* FL with LotuTech. Brightness in low light, color quality, ease of focus, weight, durability, feel in hand, this binocular is the best bins money can buy if money is no object. It retails for about $2400.
If you are on a budget, you can get amazing bins for under $250. Try the Nikon 8x42 Monarch ATB. In my opinion, for the money, the best binoculars for the money. Light weight, great feel, and optics better than most bins double the price. In my opinion the best value in bins of all time.
What are your favorite binoculars? Lets make a list of the best quality binoculars money can buy, and a list of great binocular values for under $500.