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The best PC VR headsets in 2018

The best tethered virtual reality headsets (PC VR).

What is the best VR headset for PC on the market in 2018?

Virtual reality is gaining in popularity and, at the moment, PC VR headsets are the best way to experience VR compared to other types of HMDs (head-mounted displays). Virtual reality headsets for PC, as their name suggest, must be physically connected to a PC. They offer immersive experiences with precise 6DoF positional tracking and generally allow users to access high-quality VR games and experiences.

There are so many tethered VR headsets on the market that it can be difficult to cut through the clutter. This is one of the reasons why we put together our selection of the 10 best VR headsets for PC: our goal is to simplify the research phase for our users and offer a reliable, unbiased list of products to help choose which VR headset to buy.

PC VR: who is it for?

PC VR headsets may be more convenient for users that already own a powerful PC or, in the case of the Sony PS VR, a PlayStation 4. Users may range from casual gamers to professionals, who may use virtual reality for a variety of tasks and trainings.

In order to benefit from an optimal VR experience, it is important to have enough space to walk around. Users generally use their living rooms, while professionals may have rooms dedicated only to virtual reality.

Methodology: how we selected the best PC VR headsets

The Aniwaa metascore is a mix of expert and user reviews and includes our own internal testing results when possible. We used this metascore to rank the top 10 virtual reality headsets of 2018.

With our metascore, users can base their choices on reliable community feedback without scouring the world wide web for hours.

Ready? Check out our selection of the best VR headsets for PC:

Do you want to get a comprehensive overview of all VR headsets available? Just use our VR headset comparison engine covering hundreds of HMDs (head-mounted displays).

About this author

Alex Lodola

Alex worked as Aniwaa’s Head of Marketing in 2018. After studying history at the American University of Paris, Alex began a career in public relations. Working for an agency based in Paris and then as a freelance consultant, he had the opportunity to work with startups, tech companies and their founders for 10 years, before joining Aniwaa in Cambodia.