November 15, 2021 4 min read

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Oculus Quest 2 is one of the best VR gaming headsets right now. You can connect it via wired connection or via wireless connecting using Air Link. It is an advanced all-in-one virtual reality headset that boasts its blazing-fast processor and high-resolution display. It also features backward compatibility. Players can explore new titles and old video games with its expansive Quest content library.

The Oculus Quest 2 also has a premium display which allows it to catch every detail with its stunning display. In fact, the Oculus Quest 2 has 50% more pixels than the original Quest. It gives you ultimate control in your gaming. It also has redesigned Oculus Touch controllers, which transports your movements directly into VR with its intuitive controls. Plus, it has 3D cinematic sound, so you can hear in all directions with its built-in speaker. It delivers cinematic 3D positional audio. 

Here are two ways to link Oculus Quest 2VR gaming headset to your PC:

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Connecting Oculus Quest 2 to Your PC with Oculus Link

For a wired connection to your gaming PC, you can use Oculus Link. Use the Oculus Link cable or a high-quality USB-C 3.0 cable. However, make sure to double-check the reviews for using third-party cables.

This is why we highly recommend that you buy an Oculus Link Cable instead for quality and smooth gaming experience with your Oculus Quest 2 VR gaming headset. You can buy the Oculus Link cable from the Oculus Quest Accessories web page.

Step 1 - Check the compatibility requirements to ensure that your gaming computer meets all the hardware and software requirements of the Oculus Quest 2.

PC Requirements

  • Processor:Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater 
  • Memory: 8GB + RAM
  • Operating System:Windows 10
  • USB Ports: 1xUSB port

Supports NVIDIA Graphics Cards

  • NVIDIA Titan X
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Desktop (6GB)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TI
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series

Supports AMD Graphics Cards

  • AMD 400 Series
  • AMD 500 Series
  • AMD 5000 Series
  • AMD 6000 Series
  • AMD Vega Series

Step 2 -Download the Oculus PC app. Once you have downloaded the PC App, make sure that the software version is up to date.

Step 3 -Start up theOculus app and turn on your headset.

Step 4 -Plug in one end of the Oculus Link cable into the gaming PC's USB 3.0 port. The other cable end should be plugged into your headset.

Step 5 -Once in virtual reality, you will need to see anAllow Access to Data prompt. ChooseDeny.

Step 6 -Check to enable Oculus Link prompt, toggle onEnable.

Connecting Oculus Quest 2 to Your PC with Air Link

For more mobility, some people prefer to use a wireless connection for their VR headsets. You can connect Oculus Quest 2 via wireless using Air Link. Wireless connection only works with Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets. Ensure that your Oculus Quest 2 and the Oculus App on your gaming PC are updated to version 28 or later.

Follow these steps to pair your Oculus Quest 2 with your gaming PC for the first time. 

Step 1 - On your gaming PC, navigate to theOculus App. Choose Settings, and click on theBeta tab. Choose the button beside theAir Link.

Step 2 -Wear your VR gaming headset, then press the Oculus button to open the menu.

Step 3 -Select theSettingsgear icon, and choose theExperimental Features.

Step 4 - Choose the button besideAir Link,then selectContinue.

Step 5 -From the list of Available PCs, choose your PC model and selectPair. Once it is done pairing, chooseLaunch.

After you have paired your Oculus Quest 2 and your gaming PC for the first time. Any future connections will only need you to switch Air Link on via the Quick Actions menu in the Settings.

Connecting Headphones to Oculus Quest 2

Some people like using headphones in your Oculus Quest 2 headset. It supports 3.5mm headphones and USB-C headphones. You can use standard headphones with a 3.5mm jack and plug headphones into the audio port. You can find it on the right side of the Oculus Quest 2 headset.

To use USB-C headphones with your Oculus 2, plug the USB cable into its charging port. This is located on the right side of the headset, which you can see behind the standard audio port.

If you plugged in 2 sets of headphones, the headphones plugged into the 3.5mm audio port will work.

Check this list of USB-C headphones and adapters that are compatible with the Oculus Quest 2:

USB-C headphones

  • Pixel USB-C Earbuds
  • Samsung Type-C Headphones
  • OnePlus Type-C Bullets Earphones

USB-C to 3.5mm adapters

  • Google USB-C 3.5mm Adapter
  • Samsung USB-C Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Apple USB-C 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter


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