Hey Mate. No not at all. It was basically the same result as my self-made foam where I immediately I couldn’t see anything on the sides anymore and stuff became the opposite of immersed. Completely unusable.
After days of testing and trying I realized that unfortunately my first conclusion was the right one: The lenses are too far apart and nothing will fix that except physical operations on the headset.
Since I now had to make the hard choice of sending it back (and losing alot of money anyway because customs import and transport) or going for the extreme mod and take a chance I went for the latter.
With the guidance of user Trigen (third replier in this thread) for the rough bits I took it slow over a few days and successfully did the mod as custom as I wanted: I can now actually make the lense frames completely touch using the slider (as in zero space left in the middle part) if I want to.
That solves the issue and the small sweetspot is now super sharp as it should be at the cost of horizontal fov becoming somewhat smaller, something I honestly don’t care about anyway.
I’m still left with finding the perfect new software ipd for my the new physical location of my lenses but by chance 2 days later my HP Reverb 2 unexpectedly arrived and the busy work/festivities period begun.
In hindsight I stick to the statement that Pimax should redesign this headset with the same display quality but smaller lenses and allow them to be moved much closer to each other as part of the default design, without requiring extreme mods. That should fix the optics for all sort of people faces and prevent us having to do this ourselves and void our warranty in order to make the product usable
I hope they take a lesson here as I’m taking one for the team (=Pimax community)