Originally Posted by KillerBee33
Am i missing something here? I got Rift bcz it's more comfortable to use with my setup , Less Wires , Easy to setup has it's own Headphones. Can some one poit out where VIVE is better than Rift. Thanx.
I have tried both. Both have their strong points. Both are great VR systems. Comfort of the HMD is a subjective thing. The Rift is lighter with a smaller footprint, but I found the padding on the Vive softer and fit my face a little better. Rift also lets in more light in the HMD. Both of which could be fixed by changing the padding. I do agree the headphones are better on the Rift, the stock Vive ones suck. I use some wireless HPs on mine, which I find much better that both setups.
The main difference in the 2 are the the included hand motion controllers and room-scale tracking. One cannot understand how much this changes the VR experience until you try it. But these two huge factors make the Vive feel almost like a generation above the Rift(minus the HMD factor). You get completely lost in these virtual worlds sometimes in room-scale that at first it takes a few minutes to re-orientate yourself that you are at your house. At first I wasn't fond of standing up a lot while gaming. Now that there are seated experiences on the Vive I feel like I would rather stand up because I feel it takes away from the experience, except for cockpit experiences of course. If you haven't tried a Vive its a must you demo it at a local electronic store to really comprehend what these bring. The Rift will come close to the Vive when it finally released its motion controllers, probably end of the year. But it is still seen if Oculus will incorporate room-scale, which I believe is possible in a limited form, but Oculus have not stated that they will officially support it or make games that include it. Only time will tell.
That's all without going into Oculus business practices, but that is a different story.Edited by Swolern - 6/30/16 at 10:03am