Had my 8KX for 2 days now. I hadn’t used my Artisan for a few months in anticipation of getting my 8KX. Then after trying my new 8KX for a couple of days and not being overly impressed (which I put down to only having a 1080ti for now) I thought I’d try the Artisan again and I couldn’t believe how brighter and saturated the colours were in comparison - and the Artisan is already a significant step down in that respect from my Vive. I’m not sure if there is a problem with mine but I immediately put a ticket in requesting either a replacement, repair or refund. There’s no way I’m paying what I did for something that is so dark and drab relative to their entry level headset!!
Edit: I estimate it’s about half the brightness of the Artisan. To get the same level of brightness of the Artisan I have to increase the contrast by 2 but this destroys all detail in the highlights. - And I can’t do anything about the saturation that I know of.