Question What VR Headset is recommended?

Mar 26, 2020
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So, I want to buy a VR Headset and I though between the Oculus Rift S and the HTC Vive Cosmos. What's better and pros and cons of both headsets?
 

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https://www.tomshardware.com/topics/virtual-reality

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-virtual-reality-headsets,4722.html

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/htc-vive-cosmos-vr-headset,6367.html

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/oculus-rift-s-vr-headset,6148.html

Every VR system is going to have pro's and con's so it's difficult to say which one is best. I've owned the first gen Oculus and Oculus S and tried the Vive Cosmos. The major downside to the first gen systems was the sensor towers and setting them up and maybe even having to do the setup again if you accidentally knocked it over. While the S/Cosmos don't require the standalone sensors and is much easier to jump in and play the accuracy of the headset sensors to the controllers isn't perfect but is good for most users. The Oculus S is a great entry level VR system and is more comfortable then the first gen but doesn't have as good of sound quality. The Vive Cosmos could be a good investment as it allows for upgrades. I was forced to sell my first gen Oculus and the S I returned since I heard of the Vive Cosmos Play which is a entry level system with fewer sensors then the Oculus S and the other Cosmos systems but from what I've read allows you to upgrade the parts in it and should be cheaper (initially) then the other Vive systems (I'm on a budget).

Either way if your a fan of Skyrim and have a good gaming PC I'd recommend Skyrim VR (graphically modded of course) as it's a amazing experience. Facing dragons head on is quite thrilling! Heck even the giant spiders in the post dragon attack tutorial was scary.
 
So, I want to buy a VR Headset and I though between the Oculus Rift S and the HTC Vive Cosmos. What's better and pros and cons of both headsets?
The Cosmos has severe tracking issues. Hands often get lost. You can buy the tracking module, but for that price you are looking at close to Valve Index/HTC Vive pricing. The Cosmos does have a better display compared to the Rift S

I recommend:

Moss (Story telling Platform puzzle solver)
Half Life: Alyx (Quite possibly the most "real" feeling VR game ever)
Beat Saber (Must have for all ages)
 
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I wanted to go for the oculus rift S because I heard it is better for starters and the cosmos has tracking issues I will probably buy the oculus rift S. For now I will wait for the corona thing to end lol
 
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Virtual Reality is a fascinating way to travel using nothing more than the power of technology. With a headset and motion tracking, VR lets you look around a virtual space as if you're actually there. It's also been a promising technology for decades that's never truly caught on. That's constantly changing with the current wave of VR products, especially as the biggest names in the industry are starting to really hone and tweak their headsets.

HTC Vive and Vive Cosmos
Oculus Rift S
Sony PlayStation VR
Oculus Go
Lenovo Mirage Solo With Daydream
Nintendo Labo VR Kit
 

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