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Never had my own personal VR headset, did a demo once, didn't feel right at all. I can see myself playing around with it in the future once Flight Simulator adds support for it later on.

Setting aside value. What is the best headset money can buy right now? I'll remember the manufacturer and when the time comes I'll take a look at their offerings in the future because this technology is still maturing.


Daniel Glover

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Well If I was willing to spend a lot one I would have both a HP Reverb. But since I am always looking at cost I went for the Samsung Odyssey Plus. And I am very happy with it. The only note of caution I would mention is that you'll need a beast of system to make it worth while. Going from a monitor to VR with P3D will half your frame rate on the same setting. For me the Samsung Odyssey Plus was a no brainer. At $229 it a throw away item really. That was there Black Friday Price and its still that price. Makes me think its a clearance price and Samsung are going to release a next gen soon. And that in itself is a good reason to keep it real.

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Ok, HP noted down. Fortunately Flight Simulator should be many times more VR capable than P3D. P3D is honestly a bit of polished excrement with all its addons. I should know, I've bought too many.


Daniel Glover

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if money dont play a role, i would get a Valve Index, for me personal the best Headset,

especialy if you like full room scale games, unbeatable tracking for this kind of games.

If you plan to just use it while sitting i would maybe get a Rift S, also a great HMD,

both Headset's above have a good Software running with good suport.

Steam VR and Oculus Software.

the Oculus software is a little better than Steam VR, tho

 

Pro tip: for a good VR experience you need a high end Rig,

get always the best GPU possible.

 


100% VR flyer - Valve Index & RTX 2080 ti

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I have had the HP for 6 months and enjoying it every day with P3D. Running it on a 7700K + 2080Ti runs great with some adjustments. Have tried some now this is the one which fit best and easy to handle

https://www.737sim.dk/vr

 

Regards

Claus

 

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8 hours ago, chansen said:

I have had the HP for 6 months and enjoying it every day with P3D. Running it on a 7700K + 2080Ti runs great with some adjustments. Have tried some now this is the one which fit best and easy to handle

https://www.737sim.dk/vr

 

Regards

Claus

 

 

I have owned Oculus DK2, Oculus CV1, Oculus S and now Im using de Odyssey+ (with VR Cover)

How do you rate  the odyssey+ versus the HP Reverb ?   not taking into account the discomfort of the O+

 

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15 hours ago, McKafre said:

 

I have owned Oculus DK2, Oculus CV1, Oculus S and now Im using de Odyssey+ (with VR Cover)

How do you rate  the odyssey+ versus the HP Reverb ?   not taking into account the discomfort of the O+

 

I currently own all four of those headsets. I rate the Rift S as the best by a fairly large margin over the others (including the O+).

Why did you decide to change from Rift S to Odyssey Plus? 


Rob

Sim rig: i9900K @ 5GHz, 1080 Ti. Flying X-plane, P3D v4.5 and Aerofly FS2 in VR.

It's better to be on the ground wishing you were the air, than in the air wishing you were on the ground. 

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I have all the major headsets. The best I have owned is Pimax 8K+. Accordint to Sweviver 8K X is even better but it's still 3 month before it's on the market.

Index and Reverb will fight for the second place. I think Index is better overall, while Reverb excels in clarity (and only).

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On 12/18/2019 at 6:02 PM, suncoastflyer said:

Setting aside value. What is the best headset money can buy right now?

The problem is there is no best.

If your mainly using it for flight sim'ing, I wouldn't want to go anything less than HP Reverb for reading and environment clarity.

 

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On 12/19/2019 at 6:52 PM, chansen said:

I have had the HP for 6 months and enjoying it every day with P3D. Running it on a 7700K + 2080Ti runs great with some adjustments. Have tried some now this is the one which fit best and easy to handle

https://www.737sim.dk/vr

 

Regards

Claus

 

Dang you're running VR on P3D? How hard did you kill the settings or do you not use many addons?


Daniel Glover

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Hi Daniel

All my settings are at medium. Unsing the FlyInsinde plugin helps with smooth graphics and good FPS. All those airports i’m flying to are add-ons. Also with traffic at 40 %, Its always a trade bwt settings

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On 12/20/2019 at 10:22 AM, OzWhitey said:

I currently own all four of those headsets. I rate the Rift S as the best by a fairly large margin over the others (including the O+).

Why did you decide to change from Rift S to Odyssey Plus? 

Im quite sensible to frames per second, and in racing sims, for me, going from the 80fps of the rift to the 90fps of the O+ was a huge factor

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I vote for HP Reverb too (after Rift and Odyssey). Resolution is no longer an issue with the Reverb. Although more res is always better, FOV is now the priority, so it will be interesting to see what Pimax do there as no one else is trying to do FOV. The lenses and sweet spot in the Reverb could be better but it's OK for me.

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