I attended this venue for the first time last night for the Summerland 2013 concert.
You definitely do not need binoculars. Whether you are up front or in the back, there wasn't a bad spot to be (unless you were behind a very tall person!) You could hear the acoustics clear down the street as well.
I was not crazy about the lights that kept blinding you on and off during the show, but I do not know if that was the venue or show's decision. WAY too bright.
Will definitely go back!