My first rift had the HDMI cable problem where it would constantly disconnect. I RMA'd that one and got a replacement that appeared to be perfect. I hardly use this thing. I started using it with a little more frequency to play Az Sunshine with my brother now the left earphone is cutting out constantly. It goes from immersive blaring surround sound to instantly disorienting confusion once that left earphone cuts out and I feel dizzy. I figured I'd just switch the sound to the PC speakers like steam defaults to but it has no effect when I change the setting on windows while Oculus is running. How do I switched the sound from these earphones with this poor design that keeps these threads alive in reference to dead ear phones? My Warranty is done. I am certainly not going to buy another rift if this thing becomes unusable, I'll just be done with VR until something else comes out. Considering the rift has sensors on the back side, do any of the connections to those sensors go through the same ribbon that provides sound to the earphones? If so, how long until I can expect to experience tracking problems?@cybereality
I assume I'm screwed because my warranty is up. This thing should have a 5 year warranty, most people use 1/3 rd of their time waiting on support with 1 lousy year on a product that will in all likelyhood need to be RMA'd.