- September 30, 2018 at 12:30 pm #1618
can you recommend a good headset for a beginner trying VR for the first time? I don’t wanna spend too much, but I really wanna try VR on my own, not just some random things at conventions that let you sample the VR systems. Which system is gonna have the biggest variety of content? Trying a bit of everything is good for beginning, right?
I’ve been thinking about Google Cardboard but it may be disappointing (I think I may have high expectations), thoughts?September 30, 2018 at 1:16 pm #1619therealjamesParticipant
The first low end headset I bought a few months back was Topmaxions 3D VR Glasses after reading a bunch of positive reviews, and it for sure is pretty damn good for several bucks.
It’s quality is pretty standard so don’t expect a lot, but compared to the Google Cardboard it’s a lot better option.
I believe you can find it for about 13-14$ on Amazon.September 30, 2018 at 1:39 pm #1620
It is rather cheap, as is the Google Cardboard, so why do you think it’s better? Because of how it’s made? Or there is an actual improvement in quality of the VR, not taking the physical part of the said headset into account.October 1, 2018 at 3:07 am #1660AnonymousInactive
You may try Zeiss VR ONE Plus Headset I found 12-15$ on sale today. Its cheap so for me it’s fine. You may buy a better one if you already tried it and enjoy playing. That’s what I will do because right now I am still saving money to buy a great one.October 1, 2018 at 5:49 am #1663
Yeah, I’m both trying to save money but I also wanna play already 😀
Zeiss VR ONE Plus Headset does also require your phone?October 1, 2018 at 10:07 am #1664
Depends on how much you’re looking to spend. If around $200, then the Oculus Go is probably your best bet. You’ve gotta think about content as well as the header itself.October 1, 2018 at 7:08 pm #1687
Yep, exactly what I was thinking about. I don’t just want a VR headset, I really wanna enjoy the experience and have fun. WhatVR recommends Oculus Go themselves as a first headset, am I right? But the main difference is that there is only one controller and I think it may really change the whole gameplay compared to other headsets, thoughts?October 7, 2018 at 1:20 am #1849AnonymousInactive
If you don’t want to spend like 400$ and risk it, you can opt for this Lenovo Explorer, you get the whole bundle (headset + motion controllers) for 179.99$. Considering the price difference it is still pretty high quality, it’s lightweight and it won’t break the bank while you will get an insight whether you want to invest in something of higher quality in the future.October 7, 2018 at 5:43 pm #1858SilentManParticipant
I tried several headsets before realizing Rift is the best for me. If I didn’t have a chance to put them all on my head I’d probably go with Oculus Go. I think $200 is fine price for something like this, it’s less than a decent phone and it’s a standalone platform.
@StuffedRoll27 – one controller sure is a minor minus, but shouldn’t affect the whole experience much. Plus, from what I’ve read Oculus is planning to add multiple controllers support.October 24, 2018 at 10:36 am #2008
Hi everyone! I too am looking for my first headset. The only thing I know for sure is that I want a stand alone headset, so nothing with cables. My biggest question is should I wait till spring for new Oculus or take one of available headsets?October 24, 2018 at 10:46 am #2010
It depends on your budget and what you’re looking to do with the headset to be honest.
Are you playing games seriously or just casually?
Is your budget under $200 or up to $400?October 24, 2018 at 10:54 am #2011
@timbooo, I’m a casual player, it will mostly be used for simple and sim games and maybe some creative apps few hours per week. I don’t care much about sound quality but I do care about picture quality. I’m good to go up to $500 but I wouldn’t mind saving some money if possible 🙂October 24, 2018 at 3:43 pm #2015
Hmm, stand-alone is a good choice then. I’d either go for the Oculus Go now if you can’t wait. Also, if you’re in the Northern hemisphere you’re probably likely to get more use out of it over the winter period. You could always sell that and get the Quest when it launches next year if you wanted to. The Vive focus is also due to come out soon-ish but I haven’t heard anything about dates yet.October 28, 2018 at 11:24 am #2032
Thank you timbooo! I’ll see if Black Friday will have something to offer, if not I’ll most likely wait till spring. That’s when Oculus Quest should become available, if I got it right?November 11, 2018 at 2:18 pm #2218TolphasParticipant
I would definitely wait till spring for Quest to come out.
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