I bet Oculus would sell those headset/thinglys (from the Rift) separately from the Rift S! — Oculus
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I bet Oculus would sell those headset/thinglys (from the Rift) separately from the Rift S!

TomTom1298TomTom1298 Posts: 57
Hiro Protagonist
I think Oculus left the headphones apart on purpose.(Removed them and replaced them for build-in sound)

They could earn LOTS of money by selling those headphones apart from the Rift S.
Just think about it....

I mean, come on! Build-in 3.5mm port in the Oculus Rift S... No headphones on the headstrap, but there's plenty of space to place some headphones?

This mean it will be a nice accesiores they'll sell :-). 
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  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 866
    3Jane
    I suspect Oculus will wait a month after the Rift S release and gauge user responses before putting out a lot of accessories.  Your idea is pretty likely though.
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  • LujhoLujho Posts: 47
    Brain Burst
    Sure, but they're also making it very easy for people to use NON Oculus headphone/earbud solutions. So it's less of a money making scheme and more of a flexibility feature for the user.

    If they really wanted to do what you're suggesting, they could have made it so that the only compatible headphones would come from them. 
  • TomTom1298TomTom1298 Posts: 57
    Hiro Protagonist
    Lujho said:
    Sure, but they're also making it very easy for people to use NON Oculus headphone/earbud solutions. So it's less of a money making scheme and more of a flexibility feature for the user.

    If they really wanted to do what you're suggesting, they could have made it so that the only compatible headphones would come from them. 
    I think they first thought about as you said a audio port only for their accessories, but that they realized that people won’t like that they use their own audioport and that consumers buy an different headset. So they had to be flexible a bit more and make it a 3.5mm port. 
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  • ZtreakZtreak Posts: 5
    NerveGear
    I think Oculus left the headphones apart on purpose.(Removed them and replaced them for build-in sound)

    They could earn LOTS of money by selling those headphones apart from the Rift S.
    Just think about it....

    I mean, come on! Build-in 3.5mm port in the Oculus Rift S... No headphones on the headstrap, but there's plenty of space to place some headphones?

    This mean it will be a nice accesiores they'll sell :-). 
    They should just do it already. Hope its not earbuds tho.
  • falken76falken76 Posts: 2,737 Valuable Player
    I'd just use bluetooth headphones myself.  Chances are Oculus will charge at least a minimum of $50 and they'd certainly be ear buds which I absolutely hate.

  • jayhawkjayhawk Posts: 755
    3Jane
    edited May 15
    Maybe it just needs extensions you can plug over the audio holes that aim it more toward the ear hole. Haven't heard of anyone trying that yet.
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 5,848 Valuable Player
    Someone said PS VR head phones work.
  • MikeFMikeF Posts: 546
    Trinity
    jayhawk said:
    Maybe it just needs extensions you can plug over the audio holes that aim it more toward the ear hole. Haven't heard of anyone trying that yet.
    there are no visible "audio holes" the audio is positionally directed at the users ears already and it sounds great. Only reason to get headphones would be so no one else can hear around you
  • TomTom1298TomTom1298 Posts: 57
    Hiro Protagonist
    MikeF said:
    jayhawk said:
    Maybe it just needs extensions you can plug over the audio holes that aim it more toward the ear hole. Haven't heard of anyone trying that yet.
    there are no visible "audio holes" the audio is positionally directed at the users ears already and it sounds great. Only reason to get headphones would be so no one else can hear around you
    So no one can hear your special 18+ collection 😋
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    I7 8700k - 16Gb DDR4 3200 Ram. (2x8) - RTX 2080 Ti
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,395 Valuable Player
    I don't know WHAT you're talking about but I do have a friend that is a bit concerned about such things. :D
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
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