What VR headsets do you guys own? Is the Valve Index really worth over double the price? I just got fired so figured I would buy one since I'll have so much free time now but not sure what one.

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Got fired, and then spend $1000 on a VR set, hmm okay i guess if you had a good salary / don't have expenses.

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Eh, I have like a year and a half to 2 years to figure that out so VR headset won't break me I don't really have any bad habits like alcohol, cigarettes, drugs etc. So still spend less than most people and it's noylt like there's much to do these days.

I've never had one tho so not sure. Oculus S is $549, Vive Pro is $1399, Vive Cosmos is $939, Index is $1319

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I don't have a set, i want one too, but i'd go for an index i think.

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Ouch lol, 8 Week wait time

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Corona, might even take longer if that takes longer.

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I own the HTC Vive. I bought it used on ebay for a very low price. While I wouldn't mind a better VR headset I think it helped me be certain I like VR gaming for a lower cost of entry.

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I own the original Oculus Rift, I'm pretty satisfied with it. If I were you, I'd get Oculus Quest with the Link cable. That way you're completely wireless for most games, and if you want to play those few graphically intensive PC VR games, you just pop in the Link cable.

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just don't get an htc cosmos. i bought one as my first and ended up returning it. the tracking on it is not too good (if you want more reasons not to buy one, i can go on.). what i've gathered overall is, if you want something without lighthouses then go for the oculus rift s, or possibly an oculus quest. straight up though if you have the money then absolutely buy the valve index. every single thing i've read/watched comparing all the headsets have claimed the index is definitely the best one. the controller is far and away the best on the market as it straps to your hands and can track each one of your fingers individually, so actions like throwing things feel very natural. i imagine in the future this will become the norm, but for now valve is the only one doing it. the only downside is that they're hard to find, but i think valve is getting ready to, or might have already sent out another batch.
whatever you end up with, i hope you enjoy it. the several days i had a headset were pretty fun despite some clunks. i'd recommend playing boneworks and half-life alyx.

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The main reason is half life. I read about the cosmos and I don't understand why it exists either

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do google cardboard count?
I tried the Galaxy VR also but the lack of applications made this pointless
was waiting for it to die like 3D but some new games look interesting
maybe this video interest you https://youtu.be/UTwgInKmEHI

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It's called Samsung Gear VR and I will diagree with you on "but the lack of applications made this pointless" have you tried this or this one ? (I have not tried them yet, although I got GearVR few years ago along with my Galaxy S7)

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at the time i gave up on VR this was not an option, i dont even think there was steam VR at the time
but i might check this now, thanks

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I've a wireless Vive Pro, used by the family mostly for room-scale games (Beat Saber ranking top by far), and just can't imagine going back to tethered. I'm curious about the Valve Index, but it's just not enough of an upgrade, and no wireless (yet). I guess if you use VR mostly sat at a desk, then it doesn't matter.

If I was looking to buy my first headset now, I would strongly consider the Oculus Quest. It's portable, and can switch from wireless to wired. But you've a few hoops to jump through to play SteamVR games (especially wirelessly). And it's owned by Facebook.

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Does the wireless on the vive pro have any lag? Also how are the screens

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I've not experienced lag, though I've seen others complain that it causes high CPU utilisation. Obviously that depends on your CPU.

I find the screens great, but I don't have anything to compare against, so I couldn't tell you what's better or worse. It is obvious they use fresnel lenses, and the SDE (screen-door effect) is noticable. But you get used to these things, and they are not immersion breaking. I think only the Valve Index has a slightly better screen, but it's not OLED so the black levels are not quite as good. There is always a trade off somewhere.

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I have the Oculus Quest and I love it. It's great to be able to play wireless, even if it's limited to the Oculus library. I also use Oculus Link with a compatible USB cable to access my Steam library. If I want "cheap" games, I wait for a good sale on Steam, but there are games I buy only in Oculus shop because I want to play them wireless, especially games where we have to move a lot (like Beat Saber).

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Index.

I guess biggest problem is being wired.

Can't tell if it's worth, because it's only one I had. But since it's 3-5x price of cheapest, probably not.

(Used cards+csgo items to pay it, not real real money)

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You can buy it with steam wallet?

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yes

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