No question about it.
The Meopta Meostar S2 is the one I would go with.
I am considering buying my daughter a spotter and this was the same price range I have.
After doing some field glassing with a Vortex razor 85mm I decided that was not the scope for my daughter.
Its not a bad scope.
But, for an extra $400. you can get the Meopta and its a much better scope.
I decided that I would go with the Meopta, rather than the Vortex.
Its just an opinion.
Lots of guys swear by the Vortex stuff. I have not been impressed by it.
What I can tell you about Vortex is that not all Vortex optics are equal.
Dan and Margie Hamilton don't build optics. The guy is a Dentist.
Was a Dentist.
They started an optics store called Eagle Optics. That inspired having an optics manufacturer make them their own line of binoculars.
That experience was what started the Vortex line of optics.
But, depending on what line of Vortex optics you buy, they are made by different companies in different countries.
Depending on the line, they could be made and assembled in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China or the Philippines.
The Japanese made stuff is the higher end stuff.
With the Meopta you are going to get optics made in either the Czech Republic or Long island New York.
If you buy online in the USA you will most likely get the Long island manufacturing facility product.
Same if you buy the Cabelas brand Euros.
If you buy online from a store in Europe, you will likely be getting optics made in the Czech Republic.
There are several reviews on the Meopta, you should read them.