So today I received my 8k-X, still haven’t gotten any tracking number for it, not via email, not via the store, but who cares if you have it in your hands
I only had very brief time to play with it today, about 90 minutes, so I’m just giving my first impressions. Let’s start with the bad - the comfort. I’m not sure yet if it’s because of the hinge problem or what really causes it but this thing is highly uncomfortable to me. Will have to figure out how to make it more comfortable and that’s going to be worth it, because, damn … this resolution is just WOW!!
There’s a lot that’s not perfect to me about this headset. Comfort is horrible (maybe due to the hinges), audio is quite bad (although doable I guess if you have very low expectations). Distortion might be slightly improved over the 5k+ but it’s still there. Colors are also slightly improved over the 5k+. They’re good enough for me, although I still think they don’t match the index colors (let alone oled of course). And somehow the feeling of presence is definitely lower than my index. But man … this resolution!! There’s just no way I can go back to the Index after having tried this headset. I’d take this headset over the index, over the starVR and all the other headsets I own. Just the ‘church’ environment in the steamVR room is so freaking awesome… Oh and if you’ve tried 8k SBS ‘adult’ content on this thing you’ll never put on your index again neither
So, the king of them all at the moment, although there surely is a lot of room for improvement. I wish we could combine the StarVR’s FoV, the non-distorted lenses of the StarVR, the StarVR OLED colors, the StarVR feeling presence and then this resolution. If I could sign a contract now that in the next 10 years I can’t use any other headset than that one right now, I’d probably do it haha.
So for now, the 8k-X will be my default headset, without a doubt. Let’s see how it compares to the Reverb G2 next month though!