Best Headphones for Oculus Go
The sound is the key to immersion.
With the Oculus Go picking up steam, there are some extra things that you might want for a better experience overall. Whether it’s extra battery or better sound, these simple things can add up and really change your immersion. When it comes to sound for VR, it’ll change your entire immersion by having a good set of headphones to hear every little sound. These are the best options for headphones in order to make sure your VR experience is the best.
- Best overall
- Best over the ear
- Best earbuds
- Best Bluetooth
Best Overall: Bose QC 35
The Bose QC 35 II headphones are one of the best options for noise-canceling headphones on the market right now. These headphones have incredible sound as well as 20 hours of battery so you can continuously play VR without any interruption of sound. They come equipped with a 3.5mm cable to ensure that you have the best-wired experience. If you prefer cordless, don’t worry, there are Bluetooth options as well.
You can pick up your own headphones for $349, which is more expensive than the other options, but they’re worth every dollar.
Bottom line: With dual speakers and the best noise canceling options out there, no headset will bring you a better immersion than these.
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Why Bose QC 35 II’s are the best headphones
The Bose QC 35 II have an over-the-ear design with soft padding for extended uses. With their phenomenal noise canceling abilities it’s easy to immersive yourself into your favorite games or streaming apps. This, combined with their volume-optimized EQ means you’ll never want for anything when it comes to the perfect sound.
It doesn’t even stop there. The headphones themselves aren’t the only noise canceling part of these headphones. Their dual-microphone system means noise won’t go into your mic that you don’t want to either. Then, if you’re streaming to Facebook for your friends to see your game, and you want the noise of your game to be included for them to hear, you can adjust the noise-canceling sensitivity.
There is 20 hours of Bluetooth battery and 40 hours if you plug them into your Oculus Go instead. That’s much longer than your Oculus Go battery itself! This means you connect these headphones to your cell phone, have a 10-hour conversation with your Mom where she won’t say Goodbye and actually hang up, play on your Oculus Go and then still have hours left to listen to your favorite music. These headphones seem steep in price, but they are definitely worth the investment.
Best over the ear: Avantree
Avantree creates great headphones for all different uses, and they’re a great option for VR. These Avantree headphones are perfect because of the 20 hours of battery as well as superior sound and lightweight fit. They also come with a 3.5mm cable so that you can plug them right into your headset or use the Bluetooth options.
These headphones are a great buy for only around $40.
Bottom line: If you’re looking for the most comfortable experience you want these over-the-ear headphones.
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Best earbuds: Symphonized NRG
The Symphonized earbuds are noise canceling to help your VR experience become that much more immersive. If you’re looking to stream your gameplay to your Facebook friends these are perfect with a microphone and volume control built into their cord.
You can pick these up earbuds for your Oculus Go for $24.47
Bottom line: For immersion, streaming and easy storage these are the best earbuds for you.
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Best Bluetooth: ESTAVEL
Maybe you want to get rid of the pesky cable that drags over your chest when you’re trying to play your games. For just a couple dollars more than the Symphonized set you can get a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. The best part? These earbuds also have a mic and volume control built into the small cable that is made to go around the back of your neck.
For $27.99, these are a great option to travel with when you’re going around with your Oculus Go.
Bottom line: They aren’t noise canceling, but they get rid of the hassle of a cable while still giving you more control than your average pair of headphones.
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What headphones will you be picking up?
Let us know in the comments below what you’re most excited about with the Oculus Go.
Updated July 2018: We’ve added better options with even better prices. Which headphones did you decide on buying?
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