I believe those with both have said that the color is a bit better on the IPS (on glossy at least) but the contrast level is much better on these PLS amongst other details that are over my head. I do not think most IPS have bleed issues (but I have not read nearly as many posts about them as the PLS) as that is due to the crappy construction on these QNIX and X-Star (so all that can be fixed too but requires removing the frame from the panel which is *very* delicate work). The IPS ones are way overpriced now IMO and that's just for 60Hz too. A few people have had bad experiences and gotten bad units like our friend RM here but, still, the vast majority incl. myself could not be happier with the purchase for ~$300. They are definitely "worth buying" in general for this price even if they did not pretty much all do at least 96Hz which they do. You can get an open box IPS Auria at Microcenter for like $338 if you have one nearby.