April 18, 2022 4 min read

The Best VR Gaming Headsets for Your Gaming PC

The development of virtual reality technology has given a new way for gamers to appreciate video games on a whole new level by immersing themselves in them. And this was made possible with the use of VR gaming headsets. In 2019, the company called Oculus first released the Quest -- a virtual reality headset.

Three years later, there are now dozens of VR gaming gear you can find on the market, and shopping for the perfect unit can be a pain! So today, we're going to list the seven best VR gaming headsets you can buy for your gaming PC, along with each of their specs.

 

1 - Oculus Quest 2

Oculus Quest 2

Oculus Quest 2 is an advanced all-in-one VR headset from Meta. It features a blazing-fast processor and delivers the highest-resolution display. This allows users to have the unclarity and comfort to explore every detail in the VR world.

It includes redesigned Oculus Touch controllers, which enable users to transport their movements directly into VR with intuitive controls. It also has built-in speakers which deliver 3D cinematic sound. Users can connect it to a compatible gaming PC using an Oculus Link.

Specifications

  • Input:Two Oculus Touch controllers
  • Resolution:1832x1920 per eye
  • Display Panel:Fast-switch LCD
  • Audio:Integrated positional audio
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ XR2 Platform
  • Storage:128GB, 256GB
  • Battery Life: 2 to 3 hours
  • Supported Usage Modes:Seated, standing, room-scale

 

2 - Valve Index

Valve Index

Valve Index is designed to push the visual, audio, and ergonomic technologies to create the best-in-class VR experience. It features dual 1440x1600 RGB LCDs, delivering excellent sharpness and rendering cost while significantly reducing the screen door effect.

ThisVR gaming headset runs at 120Hz with full back compatibility to 90Hz. With its higher framerates, it delivers improved realism and visual comfort. It also features an innovative off-ear audio solution optimized for each user's immersion and comfort.

Specifications

  • Display Resolution: 1,600 by 1,440 px (per eye)
  • Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
  • Motion Detection:6DOF
  • Controls:Valve Index Controllers
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Software Platform: SteamVR80/90/120/144Hz

 

3 - HTC Vive Pro 2

HTC Vive Pro 2

The HTC Vive Pro 2 delivers next-level graphics and sound. It is designed with purposeful and pragmatic ergonomics to provide smooth and comfortable immersion. What sets the HTC Vive Pro 2 apart from other VR gaming headsets is it offers visuals in 5K resolution. This allows its users to see, share, and explore any VR environment in brilliant reality.

This VR gaming headset also offers a 120Hz refresh rate for fast and smooth VR graphics. It also features an expansive 120° horizontal field of view (FOV) and adjustable interpupillary distance to minimize eye fatigue. Last but not least, it has 3D spatial sound integration and a powerful amplifier for high-quality sound.

Specifications

  • Screen:Dual RGB low persistence LCD
  • Resolution: 2448 × 2448 pixels per eye
  • Refresh Rate: 90/120 Hz
  • Field of view:Up to 120 degrees
  • Audio: Hi-Res certified headset / Hi-Res certified headphones / High impedance headphones support
  • Inputs: Integrated dual microphones
  • Connections:Bluetooth, USB-C port for peripherals

 

4 - HTC Vive Cosmos Elite

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite features a 2880 x 1700 combined pixel resolution, allowing the user to see finer details in their VR games. It features all-new LCD panels, which reduce the distance between pixels to minimize the screen-door effect.

The VR gaming headset also comes with rich stereo audio by integrating on-ear, form-fitting headphones. This delivers excellent sound during your VR adventures. It also comes with a wireless adapter which allows users to move freely while using this VR gear.

Specifications

  • Screen:Dual 3.4" diagonal
  • Resolution:1440 x 1700 pixels per eye
  • Refresh Rate:90 Hz
  • Field of view:Maximum 110 degrees
  • Audio:Stereo Headphone
  • Input: Integrated microphones, Headset button
  • Connections:USB 3.0 (or later), DP 1.2, Proprietary Connection to Faceplates

 

5 - HP Reverb G2

HP Reverb G2

The HP Reverb G2 lets users immerse in their VR games in ultra-sharp visuals with its 2160 x 2160 LCD panels per eye resolution and full RGB stripes. This gear uses industry-leading lenses designed by Valve, allowing gamers to experience more clarity. Its audio speakers are also created by Valve and sit off the ear by 10mm for a more comfortable fit.

What sets apart the HP Regerb G2 from other headsets is its compatibility with SteamVR and Windows Mixed Reality.

Specifications

  • Display:2 x 2.89” LCD
  • Resolution:2160 x 2160 per eye
  • Frame Rates:90 Hz
  • Cameras:4 for tracking
  • Face Mask:Replaceable magnetic fabric face cushions, Velcro adjust
  • Cable:6 M Desktop Cable

 

6 - Pimax Vision 8K X

Pimax Vision 8K X

The Pimax Vision 8K X delivers unrivaled clarity with its dual native 4K industry-leading resolution screens. It also features an ultra-wide 200° field of view closest to actual human vision, enabling the wearer to experience endless virtual worlds which come alive like never before.

The VR gaming headset features Pimax's Revolutionary Upscaling Technology with its 90Hz refresh rate. This will allow gamers to play realistic VR games with amazing resolution. It also comes with KMDAS Strap, which provides high-fidelity audio without the extra costs.

Specifications

  • Resolution:3840 x 2160 (native), 2560 x 1440 (upscaled) per eye
  • Display Technology:Customized low persistence liquid (CLPL)
  • Refresh Rate:60 Hz, 75 Hz (Native), 90 Hz (Native with RTX 3000 GPU) or 114 Hz (Upscaled)
  • Horizontal FOV: Up to 170 degrees
  • Sensors:9-axis accelerometer
  • TrackingTechnology: SteamVR
  • Cables:USB 2.0 (power), USB 3.0 (data), 14.8 foot/ 4.5m DisplayPort 1.2 (video)
  • Input/Output: Dual 3.5mm headphone jack, 1x USB Type-C, microphone, speakers

 

7 - HTC Vive Focus 3

HTC Vive Focus 3

The HTC Vive Focus 3 is an all-in-one VR gaming headset that goes all out for its graphics reality, offering 5K resolution. It also features up to 120° wide field of view so users can see their VR world more naturally. The HTC Vive Focus 3 provides smooth visuals with up to a 90Hz refresh rate and features an open-back, dual-driver speaker that delivers 3D spatial sound to complete its design. It also supports 3.5mm audio jack support for total audio immersion.

This VR gaming headset also has a power-efficient design that enables up to 2 hours of continuous use. 

Specifications

  • Screen:Dual 2.88" LCD panels
  • Resolution:2448 x 2448 pixels per eye
  • Refresh Rate:90 Hz
  • Field of view: Up to 120 degrees
  • Inputs:Dual integrated microphones / Headset button
  • Processor:Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ XR2
  • Connections:2x USB 3.2 Gen-1 Type-C peripheral ports / Bluetooth 5.2 + BLE / Wi-Fi 6



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