Overview Of The Headsets On The Market

Author - Artem Batogovsky
Published - 17/09/2019

Now that virtual reality (VR) has become an important component of mainstream entertainment. But the problem is that there are many and many headsets emerging in the market which made picking appropriate headset among the others harder with many offering different experiences, different hardware, different requirements, different platforms which confuses the mind even more. Here are the qualification and price comparison of headsets.


Vive Focus is a simple all-in-one solution for business tasks. It is specialized for showrooms, training simulations, virtual conferences and more. Vive focus tracks the position of the headset in addition to a controller and in similar supports Augmented Reality. The setup process is quite simple like Oculus Quest.

Enjoy the convenience of a fast wireless VR device with an AMOLED display with high resolution of 3K, Qualcomm Snapdragon, 835 processor and support for free movement within almost unlimited space. No need to connect a computer, base station, sensor.

Vive focus has built-in microphones and speakers. Its resolution scale is quite good which is 2880 x 1600. The screen offers the best VR immersion experience, with low latency and unrivaled image clarity. The refresh rate is 75hz and it has 110 view degree. Battery durability is 3 hours.  The battery is not removable and not possible to use it continuously by replacing the battery. Vive Focus is 699$.


Oculus Go is a mobile headset and limited to mobile processor performance and it can work for one charge. The battery is not replaceable so you can not buy two batteries and use one while the second is being charged. Battery durability is 2.5 hours.

It comes along with a controller for one hand but both the controller and headset do not have the positional tracking feature. The view angle for the headset is 100 degrees and the refresh rate is 60hz.

The weight of the headset on its own is 468 grams which is quite light compared to other headsets. The featured quality of this headset is its comfortability.

It has space for glasses. Both the material and shape of the headset are pretty comfortable when being used. The price of Oculus Go is officially 199$.


Oculus Quest comes along with 2 controllers. Those controllers have the feature of positional tracking, the headset has positional tracking as well. It works with your environment, so you can play standing or sitting, in spaces big or small. Oculus once again put some good effort into their built-in speakers.

Oculus Quest is quite light and comfortable. It has pretty strong wireless, you just put it on and start using. Quite convenient in terms of mobility. Oculus Quest is easy to set up and you can start to use it at any place and anytime. When you are in virtual reality, if you would step out of the border determined, the headset warns you out loud and is able to reconfigure border mapping quite fast.

Oculus Quest as space for your glasses like Oculus Go does. When you put it on, it wakes up. No need to press any button to start it. It is an upgraded version of Oculus Go. If you would afford it is strongly advised rather than Oculus Go. Oculus Quests battery is not removable. If you buy more than one battery to use in rows, it is not possible. Battery durability is 2 and a half hours. The cost of Oculus Quest is 399$.


Oculus Rift S has been renovated to get better experiences, especially in the games. It can only work with computer and it needs to be connected via wired to the PC/Laptop during the in-use time. It has 110 degrees frame of view, 80hz refresh rate.

You can keep your head in the virtual reality thanks to halo headband. Rift S stays securely and comfortably in place with a quick twist of the fit wheel, so it can take-or double take-your fastest reactions.

Oculus touch controllers are upgraded. Your slashes, throws, and grabs appear in VR with intuitive, realistic precision, transporting your hands and gestures into the game with the highest accuracy.

Optics of Oculus Rift S are upper class compared to Oculus Quest and Go and it does not need external sensors as the first version Oculus Rift does. It’s enhanced optics deliver vibrant, vibrant colors and minimize the wire mesh effect. Its price is 399$.


Immersive gaming adventures await with the Samsung HMD Odyssey+. This VR headset combines cutting-edge technology with thoughtful design for a premium virtual experience.

Immersive virtual views spring to life on two 3.5-inch AMOLED screens and a 3K display. And with the 110° viewing angle, user experience is fluid and seamless. The weight is 640g. Display resolution is 2880×1600 px.

You experience dynamic surrounding sound through built-in headphones. It has also built-in microphones which let you control your pc with Cortana and chat with the teammates.

Odyssey is easy to set up, you just need to plug it in a compatible computer. Besides, it is possible using it over time thanks to cooling fabric which will not overheat and lenses will not fog up.

You can keep an eye on the real world as well as the virtual one. Just activate the flashlight on the shortcut menu via the Windows button to see the room without leaving the game. The determined price for odyssey is 299$.


HTC Vive Pro has super-rich colors and sharper than ever details. 2880 x 1660 pixels and 615 PPI 360-degree controller and headset tracking covers your movements to the millimeter, floor-to-ceiling. The refresh rate is 90Hz and the field of view is 110 degrees.

You can feel sound all around you with hi-resolution, high impedance headphones with active noise cancellation. Use VIVE seated, standing, or in a space up to 20′ x 20′ feet, with supporting base stations.

The T-shaped Adapter sits on top of the user’s head with a cable that connects to a battery pack. HTC says the Adapter’s battery should last long enough for up to 2.5 hours of continuous use within a 20 foot by 20-foot play area. The price for HTC Vive Pro is 879€ if you only buy the headset.

In addition to the headset, you can buy a wireless adapter which creates an incredible gaming space at home or simply brings your experience to the next level. The VIVE Wireless Adapter removes roadblocks and creates space for an immersive, cutting-edge gaming experience no one will soon forget. The price of a Wireless adapter for HTC Vive Pro is 420€.

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