Vision 8K X
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Vision 8K X
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I ordered the 8K X to replace my 5K but decided to keep both. With Xplane 11 I can hook the 5K up to a slave computer and can have a copilot or passenger fly with me in VR. My biggest complaint with 5K was that I couldn't read the instruments particularly in the training helicopters I flew. I'm running a 2080 TI graphics card in my master computer with 11GB of video ram so it's not a limitation of the graphics card. I was hoping that with the 8K X I would have excellent readability. At first I was disappointed. Although a bit blurry, I could pretty much make the altimeter numbers out and to a lesser extent Vertical Speed Indicator numbers which is about 1 1/2 feet to the left in of the altimeter in the real helicopter. However, the gauge showing the rpm for the engine and rotor could not be read without zooming in and physically moving closer to the instrument panel which really messes with the mind. I then realized that this is not a problem with the 8K X but the fact that you are trying to paste a 4K image across the entire eyeball. Consider that if I stand about 9" from my 4K 85" TV this will give me about the same pixel size as the 8K X. I now have exactly the same issue with print the size of the Altimeter and engine gauges although I believe the 8K X may be slightly sharper. It looks like we are going to have to wait for the next gen headsets with another doubling of the resolutions to get the sharp clarity for aircraft instruments. To achieve acceptable readability I had to set the FOV to Normal as Large results in even more blurriness. The only nagging issue was the sound quality. I have ordered the deluxe headphone option and I'm assuming this will no longer be an issue once I receive it.
Picture is great. May not be worth an upgrade if you already have a 5K+. I have trouble getting it to start tracking from the lighthouses. After it finally gets the signal, it usually keeps it, though. The stock sound headstrap is worthless. The sound is so bad, it is a joke. Still waiting for the Deluxe Headstrap. For now, I am using my VIVE DHS, it works and fits well with my 3D printed adapters from the 5K+. I am not unhappy, I would like to solve the difficulty in getting the tracking to pick up signal more reliably.
Pimax = the best ;)
The 4K resolution is just incredible and combined with that wide field of view, makes this the most immersive headset I've ever owned. This is an enthusiasts headset however, and you need to have some patience initially to get everything dialed in. Check out my full YouTube review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3vHVere7fI
For me this is the best consumer headset available. Super clear, wide FOV, very comfortable. The only thing I don't like is the built in speakers. They sound OK but I prefer to block out all other sounds with over the ear or on ear headphones. I have tried many VR headsets including the much beloved index and for me there is no comparison. The 8KX is the best.