What are the best VR headsets?

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    #1HTC Vive

    HTC Vive

    Vive is a VR headset manufactured by HTC in partnership with Valve. Designed for immersive, room-scale virtual reality, HTC VIVE lets you experience new, unimaginable worlds thanks to game-changing technology and best-in-class content.

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    Rocío Olvera
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "I enjoyed being directed to a VR headset right away where I could not only get a feel for price, look, and specs, but also read more about the product and see reviews. However, I was hoping to see more evidence that supported why this VR headset in particular is better than alternatives."
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    #2Oculus Rift

    Oculus Rift
    The Oculus Rift is one of the first true virtual reality experiences announced and was launched in 2013 thanks to a very successful Kickstarter project. Oculus was purchased by Facebook and offers its own Oculus Store as a virtual reality marketplace.
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    Dylan Nichols
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "Fantastic headset for VR. Has very good audio and the graphics are amazing. Fits perfectly and works extremely well. Great for a first gen VR headset."
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    #3PlayStation VR

    PlayStation VR

    The PlayStation VR is a virtual reality headset that lets you experience a full-length open-world game. It comes with a PlayStation VR headset, PlayStation camera, and 2 move controllers. 

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    Jose Douglas
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "I have gone through a lot of VR headsets and can tell you the best one I have come across. It is the Playstation VR. It has incredible quality and it is notches up better than the competition. It works with the Playstation 4 so it's way more fun than the others that are out because of that. "
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    #4Samsung Gear VR

    Samsung Gear VR

    The Gear VR is compatible with certain Samsung phones - the Galaxy S6 and S7 lineups, as well as the Note 4 and Note 5. The Gear VR uses the phone as the display, speaker, and brains - the headset itself is just a head-mount with lenses and controls on the side.  

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    Ryan Richardson
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "This device did a decent job in assisting me with my problems in finding a good set of VR goggles for a Samsung product. Compared to other products, I would describe the goggles as being well-refined. Just ensure you definitely have a phone that's compatible with them first."
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    #5Google Cardboard

    Google Cardboard

    Google Cardboard is more of a standard than a single product. It started with a cardboard box with glass lenses and a slot to hold your phone, but now there are many different hardware solutions that are all just as capable as the next. 

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    George Richardson
    Written on March 5, 2017
    "These glasses performed well in helping me solve my issues with finding an entry level VR viewer. The device is simple and fun, compared to similar offerings. I'd recommend them to people who want to have a VR experience without immediately committing themselves to purchasing a more expensive device."
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    #6Avegant Glyph

    Avegant Glyph

    Glyph is the world’s first personal theater designed with lightweight portability, rich audio, and amazingly clear video. Stop watching—start seeing and experiencing your content in vivid detail. You’ll feel like you’re watching a 60-inch TV, wherever you are.  

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    Larry Kelly
    Written on May 2, 2017
    "The Avegant Glyph is probably not what you're looking for if you want the best VR headset. As an alternative to something like the Gear VR, it is much more stylish and sleek, and capable of amazing visuals. But this is in no way a VR experience. You aren't using it to play games or experiences, it is mostly designed at being able to watch videos, movies, and shows in your own, personal theater. The headset isn't particularly comfortable, and really doesn't offer much outside of giving you a new way to watch videos. The technology is very impressive, and could lead to some great innovations down the road, but if you're looking for the best VR headset, the Avegant Glyph isn't it."
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    #7Immersion-Vrelia Pro-DG1 HMD

    Immersion-Vrelia Pro-DG1 HMD

    ImmersiON-VRelia is focused on the creation of wide field-of-view 3D Stereoscopic Head Mounted Displays and Heads Up Displays for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for multiple industries. With the AlterSpace platform and SDK, ImmersiON-VRelia enables a vehicle for VR experiences and gaming, content distribution, and a fully immersive stereoscopic VR user interface.  

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    Óscar Venegas
    Written on June 30, 2017
    "These glasses did an OK job in helping me solve my issues with obtaining a VR product with universal compatibility. They don't really stand out that much from similar offerings, but one positive is that they do work with a number of devices. This product might be a good choice for those with multiple classes of products that only want to use one headset with all of them."
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    #8Merge VR/AR Goggles

    Merge VR/AR Goggles

    Merge VR/AR  Goggles is a virtual reality headset for iPhone and Android with adjustable lenses, dial input buttons, soft and comfortable. These VR/AR goggles are named by CNN as the Best VR Headset for Big Kids and Tweens.

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    Helen Henderson
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "I have two cheap pairs of VR glasses. I got one pair for about $5 USA dollars at a discount store. I got another cheap pair for free when I bought New Balance running shoes. My Smart phone is an Apple. Most of the high quality VR glasses/goggles that I see are for Samsung smart phones. I have seen friends with various models of Samsung glasses, but do not want to switch to Samsung from a Iphone."
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    #9VR SNIPER

    VR SNIPER
    With VR Sniper you can save a city in the desert from the terrorists. To enjoy this 3D/360 game you'll only need your smartphone and a VR Headset. This game also can be played without a VR headset, but a big screen is trully recommended.
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    Brian Watson
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "This is not a VR Headset. This is an app that uses VR functionality to play with. Try Amazon if you're looking for a VR headset to use."
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    #10Pasonomi Virtual Reality Headset

    Pasonomi Virtual Reality Headset

    Pasonomi Virtual Reality Headset is designed for long-time comfortable wearing because of its lightness and padding. It fits with 4.5-6 inches iPhone or Android smartphones.

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    Laura Garcia
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I have this headset for a couple of weeks now, and I decided it is time to write a review. This is the second VR headset I have owned, and it is far superior to the previous won. First off, it is very comfortable. It is light weight and comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time. Despite it's light weight it is very sturdy and has great sound and graphics. Overall I think it's a great value."
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    #11Sarki 3D Virtual Reality Headset

    Sarki 3D Virtual Reality Headset

    Sarki 3D Virtual Reality Headset features a 0-600° near-sighted viewing. It comes with a remote control and fits smartphones with 4.7-6 inch dimensions. A 3.5mm convert plug is needed for audio playing for iPhone 7 and 8.

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    Sean Fox
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "The Sarki 3D Virtual Reality Headset is one of the best VR headsets for a fairly low price tag. It offers 120 degree view and is fairly light so it won't hurt your neck to use it for long periods of time. It also comes with a remote."
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    #12CUDEVS 3D VR Headset

    CUDEVS 3D VR Headset

    CUDEVS 3D VR Headset comes with an adjustable lens technology and a remote. It supports various Cardboard apps and it is suitable for smartphones that have 4-6 inch screen display. 

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    Mildred Silva
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "For such a low price this is a good deal. Yes it is kind of cheapy, but it gets the job done. You have to pay more for better quality."
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    #13CasePlay 3D Virtual Reality Headset

    CasePlay 3D Virtual Reality Headset

    CasePlay 3D Virtual Reality Headset is made from high-quality 8-layer nano coating lenses and lightweight material for comfortable use. Its adjustable lens allows users to watch videos from their smartphones with 4-6inch screen dimensions.

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    Barbara Hall
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "This was my first experience with VR and I was really surprised at the quality and comfort of this headset. It was so realistic, I used it to take a virtual tour and it made me feel like I was right there. I was worried it wouldn't be compatible with my android phone but it worked perfectly."
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    #14Anpow 3D VR Headset

    Anpow 3D VR Headset

    Anpow 3D VR Headset is compatible with 3.5 to 5.5inch Android and Apple smartphones. These VR glasses let you turn your smartphones into 3D cinema by playing virtual reality videos. It also features adjustable lens. 

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    Elvira Beltrán
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "This VR device can attach to any smartphone, but I am not so sure about this one. I guess I could be willing to take a chance since the price is so cheap, but with it being cheap, will it mean that its cheaply made as well. It has no reviews and I am so skeptical about how its made. I have never heard of this brand and would rather save my money and purchase a brand that I do know and get something that isn't going to break or go wrong so quickly."
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    #15Zeiss VR ONE Plus Headset

    Zeiss VR ONE Plus Headset

    Zeiss VR ONE Plus Headset is perfect for playing 3D movies and games. It is designed with adjustable and removable head strap and ventilation ports to avoid fogs on screen. It is also suitable for smartphones with 4.7 - 5.5-inch dimensions.

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    John Riley
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "This headset looks nice, but that's about all it offers. It doesn't have any of the features that similarly priced offerings have. Just about the only thing it has going for it is the name Zeiss. "
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    #16Canbor 14775002011

    Canbor 14775002011
    The Canbor 14775002011 is a virtual reality headset that lets you experience a 120-degree field of view. It also features HD anti-blue light PMMA lens that gives clear 3D visual effects and eye protection. 
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    Helen Powell
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "This is my first vr headset and i love it. I use it to watch movies and feels like the whole world is in front of me. Also, i would not have to waste money to go watch movies in theater. I’m happy that it worked with my iPhone 10 too."
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    #17HTC Vive System

    HTC Vive System

    The HTC Vive is a virtual reality headset that allows you to enjoy true-to-life movements with realistic videos, directional audio, and HD haptic feedback. It comes with a 360-degree controller that tracks your movements.

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    Patrick Gordon
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Maybe virtual reality is not for me. i bought this, took the plunge and I think it is just okay. They do not immerse you in the vr experience like I thought they would. However, i only have experience with these, so maybe it is not the products fault, vr is just not for me."
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    #18Pansonite SB-HEJ-VR

    Pansonite SB-HEJ-VR
    The Pansonite SB-HEJ-VR is a virtual reality headset that has a 120-degree wide field of view angle and features an optical grade PMMA HD aspheric lenses to avoid dizziness. It also comes with a Bluetooth remote controller. 
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    Jacqueline Reed
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I like the case, it's easy to remove the tablet and put it back in. It seems well constructed. The price is great also. It has lots of features I like to use. Great for games and browsing the internet. I had no problems watching youtube videos either. You can make calls with anywhere , which I love. The screen is nice, the camera has 5 mega pixels in the rear camera, so the camera is wonderful also for 3g tablet and at a good price too. "
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    #19Merge VRG-01P

    Merge VRG-01P
    The Merge VRG-01P is a virtual reality headset that is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones. It is equipped with adjustable lenses and is made with soft and lightweight foam for comfortable use. 
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    Mary Wallace
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "This a really fun toy that won’t cost you very much. I had never experienced VR until my niece convinced me to put this up. I have more fun with it than I had originally anticipated. My mom even gave this a try and she “experienced” bungee jumping which was pretty fun to watch! Pick this up and experience your phone in a new way!"
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    #20Oculus Go

    Oculus Go

    Oculus Go is a stand-alone virtual reality headset. It has a 32GB capacity which can store 3 HD movies, 10 games and 20 applications of choice. It has a lightweight feature with a wide quad, fast -switch LCD for improved visual clarity.

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    Aarav Balasubramanium
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "The Oculus go is a stand alone VR headset. It is feature packed for it's price and a bargain all around."
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    #21Google Daydream View

    Google Daydream View

    The Google Daydream View is a virtual reality headset and controller that lets you experience VR in a full 360-degree panoramic view. It is lightweight and durable with soft and breathable fabric for comfortable use.

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    Albert Silva
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "The Daydream is pretty cool if you're new to VR. It loses its charm pretty quickly though. It has limited uses."
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    #22Samsung Gear SM-R324

    Samsung Gear SM-R324

    The Samsung Gear SM-R324 is a virtual reality headset that offers a complete 360-degree immersion with a wide field of view. It is compatible with various Samsung phone models and allows you to interact with friends.

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    Bruce Boyd
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I made the mistake of buying the Samsung Gear SM-R324 for a VR headset. The problem is that you will need a compatible Samsung smartphone in order for this VR headset to work. I wasn't aware of this when I purchased so I had to return this product because I have an iPhone. The headset seemed sturdy and well designed while I had it though."
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    #23Noon NVRG-01

    Noon NVRG-01

    The Noon NVRG-01is a virtual reality headset that allows you to experience 2D and 360-degree VR videos. It features a tap-responsive user interface and intuitive eyesight control. It can be used with smartphones sized 4.7 inches. 

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    Michelle Arnold
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Virtual VR technology for mobile phones, though, does not provide the same feel as other regular VR headset models, but this is still a way for smartphone users to experience Experience this technology with a moderate cost. Instead of experiencing high-resolution displays, the actual senses and sensations are the same as when using the VR headset, the mobile VR depends on the display and sensor on your iPhone. If the VR headset provides special VR lenses, mobile VR is just one way to keep your iPhone in front."
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    #24Razer OSVR Hacker Dev Kit

    Razer OSVR Hacker Dev Kit

    The HDK 2 is an open source virtual reality headset for the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) platform. With virtual reality still in its early days, the HDK 2 was designed to be an affordable, modular solution for both enthusiasts and developers* allowing them to tinker and experiment with the technology without worrying about restrictions and legalities. 

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    Peter Rose
    Written on March 12, 2017
    "These glasses were an above average solution to my issues I was having with finding a more advanced virtual reality device. This headset could be characterized as being highly customizable. I'd recommend it for power users who are aware of their specific needs and want to be able to set their device up exactly as they see fit."
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    #25VRbeatz VR Headset

    VRbeatz VR Headset

    VRbeatz VR Headset is constructed from highly durable lightweight plastic and soft cushion around the eye area for comfortable long-time wearing. It fits any Android and iOS smartphones that are 4-6inch in size.

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    Albert Jones
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I use VR headsets all the time with my phone. I was looking to improve my experience as well. The VRBeatz VR Headset was just what I needed. This was durable and lightweight. It offered all the amenities of a headset. I would reccomend this for anyone who uses them and they are compatible with Androids and iOs devices."
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    #26Freefly Beyond VR Headset

    Freefly Beyond VR Headset

    Freefly Beyond VR Headset is compatible with smartphones that are 5.3-6.5inch long. This lightweight VR headset is constructed from faux-leather to fit perfectly to user's face. It also works with all Google Cardboard games.

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    Heather Rose
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I like this headset because it is lightweight but feels sturdy. It works well with my phone and has a great field of view. I also like that the fake leather makes it more comfortable to wear. "

Summary

Best What are the best VR headsets
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HTC ViveElectronics 26 Paid
2Oculus RiftElectronics 24 Paid
3PlayStation VRElectronics 22 Paid
4Samsung Gear VRElectronics 19 Paid
5Google CardboardElectronics 16 Paid
6Avegant GlyphElectronics 13 Paid
7Immersion-Vrelia Pro-DG1 HMDElectronics 3 Paid
8Merge VR/AR GogglesElectronics 1 Paid
9VR SNIPERApps 0 Free
10Pasonomi Virtual Reality HeadsetElectronics 0 Paid
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