Well I have owned a pair of the Leica 12x50BN binoculars for a few years and these things are pretty darned astounding. I have been seriously considering picking up a pair of 8x32BN or 10x32BN for daytime viewing as these are much lighter in weight than the 12x50. I live near a Scope City here in Southern California and have had the chance to look through many of the best binoculars available and have to say that the Leica's are hard to beat. Now with that said I also like the Zeiss and Swarovski are excellent as well.
Be prepared to drop some bucks to pick up any of these brands.