When playing games on my PiMax 8k Plus, the images are blurry… I read an article about IPD and it doesn’t match… I thought this was a difficult IPD problem for PiMax…
The cause was the faceplate was too wide!
When I switched from the Valve Index, I was most impressed with the FOV, but secondly, the faceplate size for Asians. the Index had a very narrow shape for Westerners, which was annoying, but the PiMax is really flat and comfortable. That was good news for me as an Asian.
I was happy to use it for a while, but the IPD didn’t quite fit. First I adjusted the right eye, then the left eye, and when I went back to the right eye, it kept shifting.
So, I put the face plate on my face close to my left and right eyes and noticed it. My face is shifting from side to side.
It was nothing, the PiMax faceplate was flatter than my face. If I played the game, it would shift from side to side.
As an Asian, I have wide face plates, which may be an even bigger problem for Westerners.
As a solution, I inserted the narrowing pads that came with the Valve Index AMVR faceplate between the left and right sides.
A slightly tighter faceplate is ready!
Now you don’t have to tighten up the dial on the back as much as you want, and the headset won’t shift from side to side.
There is some eye strain after prolonged use, so the IPD issue may still be there, but just not shifting is a super improvement.
If you look with your right eye only and try to shake the headset and it shifts focus, your head is smaller than the PiMax faceplate. Some kind of padding to make it narrower might improve it.