The Best Virtual Reality Headsets for 2019

It seems like VR headsets are coming out more and more often and the variety is getting harder and harder to choose from. We’ve chosen the best VR headsets for 2019 based on hundreds of reviews as well as objective factors.

Oculus Go

Oculus Go has the following main advantages:

  • Reasonable price
  • Sits heavy on the face
  • Excellent VR for a standalone device

What we think is really great about the Oculus Go is that you don’t need a computer or Smartphone to enjoy a fun experience. It truly heralds a new era for virtual reality. The Oculus Go’s VR quality rivals that, which even a tethered headset could offer. With a front-heavy, robust fit, impressive visuals, and limited screen-door effect, the Go promises a ton of fun.

The Go’s content library is quite massive with over 1,000 apps, movies, games, and experiences available at launch. This selection can only increase because the Oculus Go is compatible with Samsung Gear VR content. On the downside, it seems light leaks through the bottom of this headset.

HTC Vive

According to experts and users, this headset provides the best overall VR experience. When it was originally released, this headset supported room-scale out of the box tracking and came with two motion controllers, enabling it to offer an intense, enjoyable experience. These are great features considering its price. You can walk around a 4.5 x 4.5 m space, which adds an extra dimension to the feeling of presence. You’re using your legs to walk, not just holding an analog stick.

PlayStation VR

The PS VR has the following main advantages:

  • Affordable
  • Good selection of games
  • Near PC-quality performance

On the downside, it is missing some required accessories in the box, the motion controller tracking leaves something to be desired, and light is not sealed out sufficiently.

To run our previous choice, you need to make a pretty substantial investment in a gaming PC. Not so with our third choice, the PS VR by Sony, which requires nothing to run except a PS4 console. The PlayStation VR is a surprisingly capable VR headset considering the huge difference in power between the PC and PS4. It has a nice and responsive refresh rate, and its head tracking is 100% reliable. This headset also comes with an impressive selection of PlayStation VR games thanks to Sony’s support.

Whichever of our three choices you pick, you won’t regret your decision. Thank you for reading!