Immerse yourself in stunning game worlds with the best virtual reality headsets.

The best VR headsets in 2021

Want to scour the streets of City 17 like you've never seen them before, or watch a movie writ large on a virtual cinema screen? Here are the five best VR headsets you can buy today... 

5. Samsung Odyssey+

Boasting impressively high resolution for a Windows Mixed Reality device, this headset takes advantage of a proprietary anti-screen door feature to reduce the sort of fine-grain you see in most head-mounted displays. 

Display: AMOLED | Resolution: 2880 x 1600 | Refresh rate: 90Hz | Field of View: 110 degrees | Controller: Odyssey Controllers | Connections: HDMI, USB 3.0

4. HTC Vive Cosmos Elite

Though you need a decent amount of space to throw your helmeted self around in, the Cosmos Elite offers a premium VR experience. The fact it comes bundled with Half-Life: Alyx is the incredibly tasty cherry on top. 

Display: LCD | Resolution: 2880 x 1700 | Refresh rate: 90Hz | Field of View: 110 degrees | Controller: 1st-gen Vive Controllers | Connections: DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.0

3. Oculus Rift S

It may have a lower refresh rate than the first Rift, but this is still the best mid-level wired headset you can buy for PC. Boasting a higher resolution and a more comfortable fit, it makes the original model obsolete. 

Display: LCD | Resolution: 2560 x 1600 | Refresh rate: 80Hz | Field of View: 110 degrees | Controller: Oculus Touch | Connections: DisplayPort/Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0

2. Valve Index

If it didn't cost $1000, this would be our favorite VR headset. Boasting the best visuals of any HMD, and handy convenience features, like per-finger tracking on its Index controllers, this is an amazing piece of tech. 

Display: AMOLED | Resolution: 2880 x 1600 | Refresh rate: 120Hz | Field of View: ~130 degrees | Controller: Index Controllers | Connections: DisplayPort, USB 3.0, USB 2.0

1. Oculus Quest 2

The best VR headset in 2021 improves on the specs sheet of the original Quest and delivers it for cheaper. With a new LCD delivering 1832 x 1920 resolution per eye, it offers exceptional clarity for an entry-level headset. 

Display: LCD | Resolution: 3664 x 1920 | Refresh rate: Up to 90Hz | Field of View: 100 degrees | Controller: Oculus Touch | Connections: USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphones

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