I owned a bass with an Audere four-band with Z-mode and have played a Roscoe with a Pope four-band. There is about a $100 price difference but, that not withstanding I would say the Pope edges out the Audere for MY purposes. It might not for you, however.
Do you plan on installing any of the switches? This is where they really differ. Honestly, I'm not real fond of the Z-mode switch. It is just not very useful for me. Also, I think the Audere's treble is a little lacking. However, my pickups are dark sounding so, that could just be it.
The Pope has mid switches for both high and low bands. Those would be much more useful for me than the Z-mode switch.
They are both pretty transparent sounding and when everything is flat the bass will sound pretty close to what it would sound like when passive. It really comes down to what kind of control you want. If you don't plan on using any switch (other than active/passive) you might just want to get the basic Audere Four-band and save half the cost of the Pope.
Once again, for me, it would be the Pope if cost wasn't an issue.