So you have just bought an Oculus Quest 2 VR headset and are ready to get on your VR journey. However, after completing the initial Oculus Link setup and connecting your headset, you start to experience Oculus Quest 2 audio issues. If this is something that sounds familiar, you have arrived at the right place. We will guide you through various steps that you can take to troubleshoot the problem.
PC / Laptop Is Compatible with Oculus Link
Without knowing your specific situation, it is advisable for you to start right from the very beginning. Check out the compatibility requirements of the Oculus Link to see if your PC does actually meet the Oculus demands. Upon checking, if your CPU, graphics card, and operating memory all indeed meet the minimum requirements, then you are good to go. Bear in mind that minimum does not mean optimal. If you have lower PC specifications, then you may experience audio issues especially for demanding games.
When you are troubleshooting performance and audio issues, be sure that you enable the Oculus Performance Overlay. This will help you to understand the situation better to determine if the changes that you make are indeed for the better. Make use of the Oculus Debug Tool to enable the performance overlay which can be found in the Oculus Link software.
Restart PC / Headset
With tech-related issues, troubleshooting them means starting from a blank sheet. This is to let you be certain that you can make use of all the resources that your PC offers. You can also avoid any bad states and unwanted interdependencies. Here is what you need to do:
Start the Oculus Link once more to test if there is a difference in terms of the audio issues that you are facing.
Not everyone prefers the Oculus game library. To isolate the problem, close any other game platform and test your Oculus Link with a game from the Oculus library. Other platforms may have an additional layer of software that can be the cause of the audio issues that you are facing with your Oculus. If Oculus games work fine without audio issues but games from other platforms cause you to experience problems, then you know where the root of the glitch is.
Graphics Card Drivers
The general rule of thumb is to always run on the latest drivers. Drivers that are outdated may cause unwanted issues with security, compatibility, and performance. In general, Oculus Link and gaming require graphics card drivers that are up to date. In many cases, when GPU drivers are updated, performance and audio issues can be resolved when using the Oculus Link.
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