My package arrived yesterday and as there’s still people waiting and browsing the forums for details I thought I’d share my observations.
The cloth strap is terrible, as expected. I couldn’t even get it to stay on my head and had to perform Vive Audio Strap surgery before I could try any games.
I like the look. It’s way darker than in the pictures and looks almost black depending on lighting. The chevron only lights up in green. I don’t know it that’s a bug in Pitool or if there’s only green LEDs inside the 8k Plus.
On the 5k+ the distortions didn’t annoy me as long as the headset is positioned properly. It’s the same for the 8k Plus and I didn’t really notice any difference. Distortions are still there but they’re no big deal (for me).
When I first stepped into SteamVR it instantly hit me how clear everything looks. It feels like there’s so much detail everywhere that you have been missing.
I used to watch gameplay footage on youtube and think to myself “I wish it looked this good in VR”. Well, now it does.
I can still notice a bit of SDE, even in games, but that fades away as soon as you’re the slightest bit invested in what’s happening in game.
It reminds me of 1080p in that it’s still possible to make out pixels if you concentrate on it but it also feels like this amount of SDE could be the standard for a few years to come and still be “good enough”, like 1080p was for a long time.