What is the best best VR headset for Enscape and why?

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    Subject says it all!

    Overall it does depend on your preferences but what I can add is that I've had the chance to try both the Rift S and Quest 2 with Enscape - generally, the Quest 2 is the latest offering from Oculus and that headset can either be connected through a cable or even run wirelessly (if your router/internet connection speed allows for that). The Quest 2 may be less comfortable than the Rift S, but keep in mind that the Rift S is discontinued overall and that you can get comfort upgrades for the Quest 2, which is the most affordable offering (starting at 299$) as well out there in terms of the overall package for sure.


    There are other alternatives like the offerings from Vive, Valve, and HP, but for exhibitions, we always used the Rift S / Quest and will be using the Quest 2 once they are opening up again.


    Maybe some other users can chime in as well when it comes to their experiences with other headsets, otherwise, you cannot really go wrong with the recommendations above.

  • Subject says it all!

    There is a "best" option for many different scenarios.


    Oculus is great if you are a one-person shop and don't mind being tied to Facebook. In a business environment the Facebook requirement makes it a non-starter. (Unless you get into the Oculus for Business program, which has other drawbacks.) On the plus side I'll say the setup is pretty slick and being able to do VR without having to deal with Steam is nice.


    The HTC Vive Pro 2 was just released last week for pre-order, with the highest resolution so far in a consumer headset. For a typical business install, where you don't mind having the tracking sensors installed (or set up on tripods) this would be my pick. Also assuming you have the highest-end possible GPU to drive it. (which is quite a limiting factor these days.)


    For typical overall use I would say the Valve Index, the hardware really just feels premium; IPD and lens distance controls work well. Requires the same external tracking sensors as the Vive. It will be less demanding hardware-wise than the Vive Pro 2 or HP Reverb.


    The HP Reverb uses the Windows Mixed Reality platform (which runs in addition to Steam, so it is another thing to mess with, but works fine.) The headset is based on the Index, it also quite nice but just a step down in a couple ways. Has inside-out tracking (like Oculus - no external sensors needed.) Prior to the Vive Pro 2 it was the leader in resolution. Getting past the point of seeing pixels really helps with immersion. It wasn't until the (first gen) HP Reverb that I could really forget about being "in" VR and focus on the architecture. And you get that at a lower price than the Index or Vive.


    Then there is the question if you are OK with a wired/tethered setup - wireless is another discussion....

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    Great feedback rifkin , highly informative as well!

  • Overall it does depend on your preferences but what I can add is that I've had the chance to try both the Rift S and Quest 2 with Enscape - generally, the Quest 2 is the latest offering from Oculus and that headset can either be connected through a cable or even run wirelessly (if your router/internet connection speed allows for that). The Quest 2 may be less comfortable than the Rift S, but keep in mind that the Rift S is discontinued overall and that you can get comfort upgrades for the Quest 2, which is the most affordable offering (starting at 299$) as well out there in terms of the overall package for sure.


    There are other alternatives like the offerings from Vive, Valve, and HP, but for exhibitions, we always used the Rift S / Quest and will be using the Quest 2 once they are opening up again.


    Maybe some other users can chime in as well when it comes to their experiences with other headsets, otherwise, you cannot really go wrong with the recommendations above.

    Thank you for the feedback.


    You said you use the Quest 2. Do you use that wirelessly? I mentioned this a similar thread but there is a lot of confusion in the community about if it's possible to use Enscape wirelessly in VR. Is it possible with the Quest 2 that you use or do you always keep it tethered? If you do use it wirelessly, what does that workflow look like? Thanks.

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    jnurnberger , I have only used the Quest 2 wirelessly briefly and it worked fine, and if your internet connection is fast enough and if your router supports at least 6Ghz of bandwidth, you can definitely give it a try wirelessly with Oculus Air Link. Quite a few users here have already reported that it works great with Enscape and the process is pretty straightforward.

  • jnurnberger , I have only used the Quest 2 wirelessly briefly and it worked fine, and if your internet connection is fast enough and if your router supports at least 6Ghz of bandwidth, you can definitely give it a try wirelessly with Oculus Air Link. Quite a few users here have already reported that it works great with Enscape and the process is pretty straightforward.

    Awesome! Thanks so much for the quick response. I'll check it out.

  • Hi and thanks for the overview,

    does enscape support portable / standalone vr headsets like the Oculus Go?
    It would be nice if you could bring your model to your client without the workstation etc.
    Best julian

  • vive pro (series 1) wireless is not working well for us with enscape atm, very laggy and motion sickness inducing.

    so much so we cant use it on anything reasonable. Graphis speed isnt the issue as non vr its fast.


    will probaly try going back to cable which will be very painful for users.

  • So what to buy a quest 2 with airlink or the new HTC vive pro 2 or HTC focus 3....


    and has anyone experience with the quest 2 for business.. (do you have access to the games or not), find it very confusing



    i want the wireless experience and waiting for the new Valve index may take to long...

    What are your thoughts

  • I have a Quest 2, I've used it with Enscape and several other professional applications and it works well, both connected with a cable and connected via a fast wifi connection.


    The games side of thing all functions as normal, you have to sign in with a facebook account for it to function at all.

    I've spoken to business who struggle using it wirelessly in an office environment if they have complex networks or low end wifi routers.


    If you were wanting to take it to a client, not only would you want a portable machine that is extremely capable, but you would probably want to take a good wifi router with you.

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    Arno , any officially supported VR device will work fine with Enscape and it also always boils down to user preferences since a lot of factors come into play like the display output, comfort and portability among others especially - The Quest 2 for example is the cheapest entree into VR and with either Oculus Link or Air it will work fine with Enscape.


    Still, some people may not want to have to sign in using their Facebook account and because otherwise, you cannot use the device itself. Then we instead recommend other solutions like goggles from the HTC lineup, or even the HP Reverb 2 etc. - Again, here it boils down to user preference as well, and whether or not you want to have inside out tracking or want to install extra sensors around the room for extra precision.


    If you can give me an estimate of your budget, whether or not you want the device to be portable, and on which hardware you'd like to run the headset I can give you a closer selection.