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Anyone use different/better headphones with Rift?

Discussion in 'Virtual Reality' started by Andy D, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. Andy D


    Joined: Dec 1, 2009

    Posts: 87

    I sort of ran out of things to upgrade my PC/VR room so decided to upgrade the sound quality.
    I tried the Oculus ear buds last year. Sent them back as the standard 'on ear' are better IMO.
    Did a lot of research and decided to get the Steelseries Wireless Pro headset a couple of days ago. Even with these that are meant to be the best wireless gaming phones I'm still not convinced they sound any better than the standard Rift ones.
    Anyone 'upgraded' sound on their Rift and have a better experience?
  2. melmac


    Joined: Dec 19, 2010

    Posts: 6,200

    If you want better sound quality, don't buy a gaming headset. Get proper headphones.
  3. Born2BSlow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 11, 2013

    Posts: 1,175

    For me the rift headphones are good enough. I tried closed cup headphones, while the sound was better, with ears and face covered my head became very hot very quickly and it got uncomfortable.
  4. Vargas


    Joined: Apr 15, 2012

    Posts: 4,403

    Location: Aonach Dubh

    Headphones are better but as above, gets uncomfortable with the heat.
  5. Mr_Sukebe

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 23, 2002

    Posts: 8,706

    Location: London

    I think the built in headphones with the Rift are fine. They're good enough that I can't be bothered with the hassle of trying to use my Sennheisers.
  6. Andy D


    Joined: Dec 1, 2009

    Posts: 87

    Yep I've returned them for refund. I went for low latency wireless gaming headphones for mobility while playing. Wireless Sony, Bose etc. are great sound quality but too laggy for games.
  7. aoaaron


    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 927

    Can you not use headphones and use your native speakers?

    I do it on my PSVR and its incredible.

    Real 5.1 surround >> headphones.
  8. Devrij


    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 12,851

    Location: Bath

    I couldn't get separate headphones to sit comfortably on the rift. The headset stops me getting a good seal and the extra weight and heat just made it too much hassle.
  9. SupraWez

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 17, 2007

    Posts: 1,922

    I use the built in ones or tuck them out the way and use the system speakers :)
  10. DrBombcrater


    Joined: Jan 18, 2008

    Posts: 646

    Location: UK

    I've recently started to use my Sony MDR-1R cans with the Rift. Much, much better sound quality than the Rift's built-in headphones, but the big deal is comfort. The Rift's headphones start to hurt my ears after an hour or so, but the Sonys I can wear all day without problems.
  11. FlyingScotsman


    Joined: Nov 29, 2008

    Posts: 598

    Location: Scotland

    I personally think the sound quality out the Rift head phones is decent.
  12. roddypoddy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 8, 2006

    Posts: 1,056

    Location: leicester

    I too think the Rift sound is really good,love it.
  13. Sc00p007


    Joined: Feb 23, 2009

    Posts: 506

    I started out using headphones before even trying the built in ones. Tried them and haven't gone back to my separate phones. It got really tiresome having to take off my headphones before the rift etc... The sound quality in the rift is actually pretty good and what I lose in sound quality, is made up through ease of use and less weight on my neck.