The Best VR Headsets of 2023

What Makes a Good VR Headset?

A good VR headset offers high-resolution displays, wide field of view, accurate tracking, comfortable design, ergonomic controls, immersive audio, and compatibility with a variety of content and platforms.

People's Choice: Meta Quest 2

The Quest 2 boasts fast-switching LCDs at 1832x1920 resolution per eye, a remarkable 90Hz refresh rate for mobile hardware, but its price increased by $100, now priced at $400.

Best PC VR Headset Under $600: HP Reverb G2

Priced at $599, the Reverb G2 features sharp screens with 2,160 by 2,160 pixels per eye, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a spacious 114-degree field of view.

Best console VR: PlayStation VR2

The PS VR2 stands as the finest headset tested, boasting dual 2K OLED HDR screens for a 4K-quality immersive VR experience. It's incredibly comfortable, though pricier at $550.

Best PC VR Headset For Gamers: Valve Index

With a 1,440 by 1,600 pixel resolution, an eye-watering 144Hz refresh rate and a massive 130-degree field of view, this VR will cost you $999 .

Best VR, No Matter The Cost: HTC Vive Pro 2

It has an astoundingly sharp 5K screen and a solid 120Hz refresh rate. The kit includes the headset, two SteamVR sensors and wand controllers, costs $1,399.

How Do VR Headsets Work? 

VR headsets work by using sensors to track your head movements and display corresponding images on screens placed close to your eyes, creating a 3D virtual environment for an immersive experience.