So my Logitech G430 broke the other day at the henge. The headset still “works” but the left earphone is now hanging by a cord and I have to hold up the phone to my ear to properly get stereo. (I may try a duct tape solution this evening).
Since the headphones are broken and my birthday is coming up in a few weeks I figured now is the time to invest in a new pair of headphones.
Audeze is about to release a set called Penrose using their planar magnetic diaphragm tech. Its not cheap at $300 but given I’m not allowed to play games without headphones I feel like I can morally justify the purchase. Plus it would be nice to support an American manufacturer for once!
It turns out that for another $100 I could buy the Mobius instead which is very similar but also includes head tracking so that when you turn your head, the sounds adjust for localization/spacialization/whatever its called. This seems like a nice feature if I ever decide to buy a VR headset.
I am not sure that I would buy a VR headset. It seems like a fun novelty but I don’t really see myself as ever being a regular VR user so I am not sure that I would buy one to begin with so maybe the extra $100 is a total waste.
On the other hand, if I did ever buy a VR headset maybe I would regret not buying the Mobius. Its my understanding that some of the VR headsets have headphones and some have speakers built into the headband but I have heard/read that the audio is mediocre (except perhaps on the original Oculus Rift).
So… I am curious. Has anyone tried any of these head tracking headsets? Have you or would you ever use one with a VR headset?