Looking for the best VR headset to enhance your RaceRoom Racing Experience?
Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll introduce four of the best VR headsets on the market and highlight their key features.
Whether you’re looking for a high-end option or something more budget-friendly, we’ve got you covered.
So buckle up and get ready for a virtual drive through RaceRoom like never before!
Spoiler alert: though all of the headsets on the list have got their pros and cons, according to most sim drivers the best VR to use on RaceRoom is the Valve Index thanks to its great field of view, high refresh rate, and stunning resolution.
Having said that, let’s get started with our list of the best VR for RaceRoom in 2022.
What VR headset works with RaceRoom?
- Valve Index
- Oculus Rift S
- HTC Vive
- Samsung HMD Odyssey+
So let’s now have a look into each of these VR headsets in detail, starting with the Valve Index.
1. Valve Index
If you consider all of its features, the Valve Index is probably the best VR headset for RaceRoom and sim racing in general.
It’s got a stunning resolution of 2880 x 1600px, which is 25% higher than the Oculus Rift S and 50% higher than the HTC Vive.
It also has a refresh rate of 144Hz, which is 1.8x higher than the Oculus Rift S and Vive.
This makes it perfect for racing simulators, as it minimizes motion sickness and latency.
In terms of field of view, the Valve Index is unrivaled, with a viewing angle of 130°.
This is 20° wider than the Oculus Rift S and HTC Vive, and means that you’ll have a much better view of the track while you’re driving.
The only downside of the Valve Index is its price tag ($499) as it’s currently among the most expensive headset on our list
Despite that, its features-to-price ratio is far greater than the HTC Vive and all Oculus models making it the best deal for serious sim racers.
2. Oculus Rift S
With a resolution of 2560 x 1440px, the Oculus Rift S is an affordable option that comes with pretty good features.
With its field of view of 110°, it’s actually not as good as the Valve Index or HTC Vive, but it is way better than the Oculus Go and Quest.
Moreover, its refresh rate is 80Hz, which is lower than the Valve Index but still higher than most other VR headsets.
Its price usually retails at around $400, making it almost $100 cheaper than the Valve Index.
3. HTC Vive
The HTC Vive is one of the most popular VR headsets for sim racing and it’s not hard to see why.
It’s got a resolution of 2160 x 1200px, which is similar to the Oculus Rift S though the areas in which it excels are its 360° head movement tracking and its infrared sensors.
The Vive also has an audio jack, meaning that you can use your own headphones for a more immersive experience.
The only major issue is its exorbitant price tag of $999.
That makes it inaccessible for most people and may not me worth the investment for beginner sim racers.
4. Samsung HMD Odyssey+
Retailing at around $449, the Samsung HMD Odyssey+ is one of the most affordable headsets on our list together with the Oculus Rift S.
It’s got an impressive resolution of 2880 x 1600px, which is on par with the Valve Index and higher than the HTC Vive.
However, its refresh rate is only 90Hz, which is lower
It also has a decent field of view of 110° and an integrated compass which can be helpful for orienting yourself in VR.
What’s the best VR headset for RaceRoom?
The Valve Index. It’s got the best features, including a resolution of 2880 x 1600px, a refresh rate of 144Hz, and a field of view of 130°. Its only downside is its price tag, but its features-to-price ratio is unrivaled.
So here were our picks for the best VR headsets for RaceRoom in 2022.
Hope this helped you decide which one of these headsets is the right fit for you.
Remember that whichever headset you choose, make sure that your computer is powerful enough to handle the graphics requirements of VR games.
Also remind that each of these headsets is compatible with SteamVR which allows you to play Raceroom and the majority of other sim racing games including iRacing, Assetto Corsa, ACC and rFactor 2.
As always, happy sim racing! 🙂