I’ve been on the lookout for the past couple months for some backup glasses and have looked at literally everything under about $550 I could lay hands on. My primary glasses are the MeoStar and the tract.
If you can get past the narrower FOV, the best imho is the Monarch 5 8x42. The FOV is listed conservatively at 330 but it’s tack sharp right out to the edges.. It’s literally better than the Monarch 7 in that regard...and equal in others. Many bins in this price range boast large FOVs but have major falloff toward the edges. In some cases the outer 35%!!! Monarch 5 is tack sharp to the rim.
Great contrast/color and fantastic ergonomics...the later being subjective.
If I’m being honest the only binos I’ve looked through that offer a better image at under $750 or so are the Tracts. They are that good...it’s no wonder it’s nikons too selling binocular
Again just my opinion.