Originally Posted by MadRabbit
Oh, thanks for explaining! +rep
So in your opinion and based what you said would Vive actually be a better buy? (If we leave out the all Intel vs AMD thing)
I think it would really depend on what you are looking to get. I'd definitely think that the Oculus Rift controls more mindshare than the Vive, so there will probably be a bit more development effort on the OR than the Vive. However, I think the fact that the Vive can easily do roomscale VR out of the box AND also do seated experiences might be quite a draw too.
Then there is costs. Of which I think the Vive will actually be better pricewise than the OR, because HTC has many shipping channels all across the world to get their product in consumer hands. Whereas Oculus Rift is charging a kidney per OR for shipping. Not including the double whammy of that insane shipping again when they come out with their own motion controllers half a year from now.
However, the OR definitely has a bit better optics (slightly less SDE, and yes I've tried both). To me, the headphones make no difference as they sound like complete and utter poo compared to my Fidue A83s (which have beyond better isolation, and better spatial awareness due to being IEMs over headphones).
So the way I view it, pay for the full experience now? Or pay for it later? Kinda your pick. Both are solid units, and both have their pros and cons.
I'm personally waiting for Gen 2 at this point unless that new SAO VRMMO is released before gen 2, which if it does, there isn't a thing on this planet that is going to stop me from picking up a Vive or OR. But mainly I base this decision on my 20/10 eyesight in both eyes which makes the SDE still visible on both HMDs (sucks having TOO GOOD of vision sometimes ). I'll wait for higher resolution displays in them, which by that point, there will also be better cards from Nvidia and AMD to drive them too.
Anyhow, hope this helps!
Edited by Kinaesthetic - 2/22/16 at 9:31pm