It was virtual reality It supposed to be the The next big thing is in 2016, when the original Oculus Rift and HTC Vive released. It was technology whose time had finally come. Or so we thought. As it turned out, virtual reality was still a bit too expensive and probably too lonely to take over the gaming world. Then there was the buzz about the “metaverse,” and now we’re seeing companies that have invested heavily in VR starting to jump ship, so keep that in mind when you’re looking to invest in a new headset.
However, virtual reality can be a great way to try out some gaming, artistic experiences, and even sex technology. For those interested, here are the best headphones we’ve tried.
Updated June 2023: We’ve added guidance for Apple Vision Pro.
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Tethered or Wireless VR?
Before we dive in too deep, there’s one question you need to answer: Do you want a wireless or tethered headset? Tethered virtual reality gives you more graphic detail because you’re connected to a computer. The downside is that you, well, connected to a computer. There’s no getting around the fact that cables are awkward to handle, especially when you can’t see them. You will likely stumble upon them at some point, too. But if you’re looking for the best graphics out there, and you’ve already purchased a great gaming PC or laptop, you’re going to want to be locked in.
For most people, myself included, wirefree VR is a much better option. It’s more convenient, you don’t have to worry about your cables getting tangled up, and it’s completely portable. You can bring this type of virtual reality glasses into any room in the house without having to lug around your computer. Plus, in the case of Meta Quest 2, you Can Plug it into a PC if you want the extra graphic horsepower. Below, we show both types of headphones. take a look.