This year might finally be the year where virtual headsets really take off. Many AAA companies are now interested in developing games for virtual reality, and we already have a great line up for 2020. However, when interested in investing in a VR headset, you will notice that there is now a lot of choice and many of those vr headsets have their own specialities and downsides. We will make things easy for you by listing the best VR headsets that you can buy in 2020.
Content streaming is amazing thanks to its OLED display
Physical IPD adjustment
Oculus Link let's you play non-quest games
Built in headphones
No need for base stations
Battery only lasts for about 2.5 hours
You need a powerful PC if you want to use Oculus Link
Inside out tracking isn't as perfect as tracking with base stations.
The Oculus Quest is a great choice, and most likely the best choice for anyone who would like to get into VR gaming who doesn't want to spend $1000 (or more if you don't have a powerful PC). The Oculus Quest is light, portable, has a pretty good display, is packed with features, and is since a recent update able to stream any VR game thanks to the Oculus Link (note that you will have to connect your headset to your PC with a cable).
The bigest selling point of the Oculus Quest is that it's completely wireless (limited to Quest games). This means that you can bring your VR headset to friends with ease, and thanks to its great software you can setup a room-scale area within seconds (which can't be said for Steam VR headsets).
It comes with the best VR controllers released to date
The LCD display reduces screen-door effect and gives great clarity
High quality built-in speakers
Provides amazing tracking with its base stations
Supports up to 144Hz to reduce motion sickness
The Valve Index is to this date the latest released VR headset, and is also the most featureful headset of them all. It is curre+ntly the king of VR headsets if you're looking to use your headset specifically for gaming, and if you don't expect to move your headset to different locations. The controllers are probably the biggest selling point of the Valve Index (although you can also pair the controllers with other Steam VR compatible headsets), it supports individual finger tracking giving you the most immersive experience possible.
Although the Playstation VR has been released for a long time now, it is still a very interesting choice if you want to experience virtual reality. While it will most likely be outdated soon with the Playstation 5 coming out, at this moment it is still worth getting.
Very inexpensive choice to start your VR experience
Is perfect for content viewing
It has a lot of fun little games
Is completely wireless
It can't track your position
Does not require a phone or a PC
The controller drains your AA batteries quickly
If you're getting this VR headset for gaming, then we will recommend you to look elsewhere. However if you are interested in using VR for some simple fun games, and content viewing then this is where this headset really shines. It is very affordable, has a pretty good display, and is completely wireless. Bring this with you when traveling and you will have a movie theather in your backpack.