I'm reviewing this from the perspective of someone who purchased these with the sole purpose of not using these for VR. I purchased this for non-VR comfort listening only, so please keep that in mind. Sorry for the long winded review.
As far as things go, I think the sound quality is pretty solid for the VR Ears. I didn't notice any "break in" stuff that they claim. It sounded the same to me, but I do like them. As far as comfort goes, I do enjoy wearing them more than any other pair of headphones I had, however the headband (sold separately) could be significantly better. I'll get to that later. Battery life is acceptable for what you might use this for. I don't imagine many people playing for 6 uninterrupted hours of VR play, though maybe you would. I get close sometimes I suppose but I have a Valve Index, so I don't need these for that.
I think where my expectations of these headphones fall is that these don't do quite 100% what I'd like out of them. I will still keep them and use them because i think these are made solidly. But I do have a couple things I would love a lot more. For starters, I wish the battery life was closer to 10-12 hours. I know that would add to bulk which would add to weight, but I don't imagine it would add so much to make these too uncomfortable. Granted, I'm using them with just the VR Ears headband which.. Well, if I'm being totally honest, could be better?
The Headband you can buy for the VR Ears is mandatory if you want to use these as a daily driver for headphones. I'm VERY happy to have the headband. However I wish they went with something more unorthodox in terms of design. Instead of mimicking a traditional headband headphone uses, I wish they did some kind of head-strap design that would secure them in place. These things aren't heavy, but they ARE heavy enough to just slide off my head if I bend forward even a little bit. Not a problem if you have them on a VR headset, but I'm not using them for that. I wish I had a more stable headband to put these on.
Additionally, I wish I didn't have to buy an entirely separate bluetooth adapter to use these wirelessly with my computer (or any other device). I get that's not what these were made for so I'm not docking points for that, but it is something that I strongly wish for. I'd love a version of these designed for Non-VR use because these are really the only of its kind on the market that do this. Headphones of all kinds are uncomfortable and make my ears hurt I would love a version of these meant for off-ear listening exclusively. Longer battery life, bluetooth, replaceable battery, a microphone, and a form factor meant to keep them steady on my head would be great. I don't care about style, I just want comfort, and these are so close to being a perfect pair of headphones for me.
That being said, this headset is now my daily driver as far as use on my PC goes. Because it lacks a mic, I can't use these for calls with my phone which kinda bums me out.
Ramble aside. I do like VR Ears. I would recommend them.
Included is a picture of the VR Ears as I have them now. With a headband, Bluetooth adapter, and magnetic charging plugs so I can more easily charge these things. This is so close to being perfect for me.
Sound good (lacks bass), size requires a lot of fine adjustment to avoid accidental contact
I wanted VR Ears because I liked the audio of the Valve Index. Surprisingly, they fit my Quest Pro just like a Quest 2. The sound is clear and detailed, but it lacks the deep bass of the Valve solution. It would be great if there was a way to adjust the sound with an equalizer before it reaches the VR Ears to fix this issue.
For most games, the VR Ears provided a significant improvement over the default audio of the Quest Pro. They are also more comfortable compared to other options like on-ear or in-ear solutions. However, when using them with fitness-focused games like Supernatural, Les Mills, or FitXR, I found myself accidentally hitting them quite often, especially when I need to hit a target close to my head. I had to make several adjustments to the positioning and placement of the VR Ears to exercise comfortably, but I still occasionally bump into them. They are quite bulky, which adds to the inconvenience.
Another downside is that I have to charge them every night. I play for about two hours a day, but if I go beyond that, the battery completely drains. When I try to plug them into a power bank connected to my Quest, they turn off, so I have to remove them from the Quest Pro to charge them separately. This also means I have to charge the Quest Pro itself because the VR Ears limit the ability to place the headset on its charging dock.
A simple and significant audio upgrade for PSVR2
They're very easy to use, and 'installing' was no issue, even though I didn't bother to read the instructions or watch the video, because... who does? However, one issue I have with the product is that whilst you can lock your angle, you can't lock the height, which means if my head jerks around too much, (and it does happen from time to time), they can slide down below being inline with my ears. This could easily be addressed with a locking pin solution, or rubber inserts that go in the rail, or probably even wedging something that shape in there, like a small paper clip. I've not tried anything so far, but I'm sure it's not a big thing to sort, otherwise, quite happy. Still not as nice as the Index solution, however.
Good immersion Sound.
Very good and high-quality sound, the immersion sound is in good quality. I was satisfied with this product.
Great audio and very versatile
I am very pleasantly surprised how good the audio is. And although not made specifically to fit on PSVR2, the PSVR1 brackets fit perfectly. Very happy with my purchase.
Modern video game engines and VR applications utilize advanced 3D spatial audio algorithms that deliver sound in L/R stereo channels. VR Ears delivers this audio experience to players in the most natural way possible.
Before sound enters your ears, it bounces around all the flesh on the outer ear(pinna). This biological structure is in fact a large part of what helps you to perceive sound direction and contributes to the reason our ears are shaped in this strange way
Better sound accuracy means getting the drop on an enemy faster, or avoiding death in precarious situations in game. Let all who dare to sneak up on you beware the VR Ears. Use VR Ears with the Ear Strap accessory (coming soon)