Samsung Odyssey Plus VR Headset Review – Worthy Rift S Competitor Still?

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Samsung HMD Odyssey+ Review

Samsung Odyssey Plus is WMR – Windows Mixed Reality headset. I recommd only if on sale! – As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Videos may contain affiliate links which can help support and grow this channel with no extra cost to you. Thanks for your continued support.

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23 thoughts on “Samsung Odyssey Plus VR Headset Review – Worthy Rift S Competitor Still?”

  1. Good job on the review, I haven't tried the Rift S, but didn't have any issues with the audio on the Odyssey+ One thing to note is that it's easy to forget to adjust the earphones after you have put on the headset, and if the earphones aren't sitting properly on your ears it will lack the bass you were describing. That being said, I tend to prefer a more natural balanced sound versus something that sounds like a 'boom box' so it may be just a matter of preference. Having the volume controls on the headset is a nice feature to have, but do wish it had a headphone jack like some of the competing products do. Viveport also offers a ton of games, and right now is offering a 2 month free trial, so all in all not bad.

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  2. We have an O+ and a Rift S (I own the former, my roommate the latter). I definitely prefer the O+, and not just because I spent half the money, but it's not by much, both are great, and it's not necessarily that great out of the box. A couple purchases are needed to negate its downsides.

    The stock face pad is awful. It makes the thing uncomfortable and allows a huge amount of peripheral light bleed. The VR Cover replacement ($29) solves both issues – it really does make the O+ nice to wear. Tracking is honestly pretty good on its controllers, but only if you feed them enough voltage, which NiMH batteries don't come close to doing (and alkalines don't for long). Constant voltage Li-on batteries or NiZn batteries make a night and day difference.

    I'll still give the Rift S a bit better tracking, but removing the SDE, even at the loss of a small amount of peripheral clarity, really helps perceived clarity a lot – I really do feel like something is between me and the image with the Rift S' SDE.

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  3. Man, if you can afford a VR headset, seriously pick up a good pair of headphones, the original version of the headphones i have cost as much as an oculus rift S, but the massdrop version is only 150 which is amazing.

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  4. I had the O+ specifically for DCS and I eventually returned it. The SDE is horrendous with DCS which made DCS (FA-18 module) unplayable for me. Even with the IDE adjustment, the bad resolution made it difficult to read instrument panels. The clarity of ground and air targets was also difficult. I am anticipating the arrival of my rift S on back order. Even though the resolution specs of the rift S are lower on paper as compared to the O+, I'm sure that results will vary depending on system specs and who you ask. Other than the lack of audio, I'm hearing nothing but good things about the rift S.

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  5. nice review man good job. I want one, I have an oculus dk2 I ran across and cant figure out hout to get it to run. I watched a video with a guy using the odyssey and vorpX to play his full library of PC games- i plan on sitting at my desk. this is what I want a helmet for games like fallout, skyrim, doom Descent, quake etc.. so your thoughts? EDIT: or should I keep screwing with this DK2 kit?

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  6. I'm looking for new HMD and convinced me to not buy odyssey + :). Rift s would be perfect, but by my IPD is 68mm:/. Valve index i way to expensive and requires strong PC. WMR, simply not good enough. Quest with oculus link – I don't know. Hopping for rift 2.0 with inside out tracking, manual IPD adjustment and bigger FOV. Thx for this review.

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  7. Odyssey+ and other WMR headsets (Oculus Rift S too, as it has the same halo design) are uncomfortable, unfortunately. So I have designed a good, comfortable remedy to this problem. @t has the proper solution. With my head strap you get super comfort and no need to tighten the rear dial till your eyes pop out, forehead gets a red stamp and the lenses are foggy 🙂

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  8. It's kind hard to follow you with the pauses and uhhhs and saying wrong words like you once said "it's good and I'm glad it was not good". But I am getting most of it I think. I feel like an idiot for showing my girlfriend this link before doing research on which is better rift s or this and now I'm gonna be sad when I get this.

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  9. the rift S has one major advantage. The tracking on the Rift S is way way WAY better than on the Odyssey plus.

    I want to take off my Odyssey plus and throw it sometimes because the tracking can go from good to unplayable and back in a matter of seconds.

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  10. I agree I got the SO+ for $200 refurb. and I have the oculus quest – and a 3rd party usb cable. The resolution on the SO+ is pretty decent – as good as it’s going to get for maybe 2 more years. The vice index is too $$$ for now.

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