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Contemplating on buying a Vive DAS for my Quest. Is it worth it?

BigAssTacoBigAssTaco Posts: 5
NerveGear
Like the title says, I'm thinking about getting a DAS for my quest to add more comfort. I'm just not sure if it's worth the $140+ CAD price tag, plus another $40 due to the fact that I'm also planning on buying a 3d printed DAS adapter which is $20 plus another $20 for shipping. For the people who already have a Frankenquest, what are your thoughts on it? Is it worth it?


P.S. And no, I'm not going the velcro route. While it's way cheaper, I want feel good knowing that my DAS won't have a chance of falling off, even if it's a small one

Answers

  • ohgrantohgrant Posts: 285
    Nexus 6
     Well worth it IMO. and so is the 3D printed adapter kit, I got my adapter kit from ninjaprint3d.etsy.com
    You have to press really hard to get the round part o seat, you'll hear a satisfying snap when it's seated..

    Gigabyte  AB350 Ryzen 2700x, 16gb ddr 4 3200, 1080ti. Z800 HMD, DK1, DK2, CV1, Vive wireless, Quest, HP Reverb. Viewsonic 1080p 3D projector ASUS 3D vision monitor.  UAD Apollo interface, Yamaha studio monitors.  
  • BigAssTacoBigAssTaco Posts: 5
    NerveGear
    @ohgrant Can you go into more detail about the comfort? Does it alleviate any pressure on the face? What about the audio quality of the integrated headphones? Sorry for asking a lot of questions.
  • ohgrantohgrant Posts: 285
    Nexus 6
      I've been angling  it slightly from the pivot point, so that the face material barely touches my face. I've also ordered a replacement face gasket that has more comfortable material. 
     I really didn't notice how uncomfortable the stock Quest was until the link cable came out and I started to use it in longer sessions. Very comfortable now. That Vive wireless battery I have in the back in the picture, I only use that for un tethered games. 
     The audio quality is really nice too, very loud, in fact I have to turn the Quest audio down a bit or it will drive the headsets into saturation. 
    Gigabyte  AB350 Ryzen 2700x, 16gb ddr 4 3200, 1080ti. Z800 HMD, DK1, DK2, CV1, Vive wireless, Quest, HP Reverb. Viewsonic 1080p 3D projector ASUS 3D vision monitor.  UAD Apollo interface, Yamaha studio monitors.  
  • KarstenS80KarstenS80 Posts: 72
    Hiro Protagonist
    ohgrant said:

     The audio quality is really nice too, very loud, in fact I have to turn the Quest audio down a bit or it will drive the headsets into saturation. 
    Compared to the usage with the Vive, the noise level is very low with the Quest.

    When I raise the volume to the point where the warning appears, it is still less loud than with the Vive at a volume setting of around 20/100.
  • BigAssTacoBigAssTaco Posts: 5
    NerveGear
    I've decided to pull the trigger and buy the DAS. Hopefully I won't regret my purchase. Worse comes to worse, I can just put up for sale on eBay and get my money back.
  • JD-UKJD-UK Posts: 2,357 Valuable Player
    I was looking into this - bought the VR Cover interface and pad instead for a lot less and certainly don't regret it. Comfier and relieves the standard faceplate strain. Was amazed how much it rebalanced things.




  • enigma01enigma01 Posts: 628
    Neo
    JD-UK said:
    I was looking into this - bought the VR Cover interface and pad instead for a lot less and certainly don't regret it. Comfier and relieves the standard faceplate strain. Was amazed how much it rebalanced things.
    I also have the VR Cover headstrap pad too and love it, it definitely makes a real difference.   

    I bought the Quest for its portability, it doesn’t look as compact and portable once you do the DAS mod and I couldn’t justify the cost of it.
  • NunyabinezNunyabinez Posts: 31
    Brain Burst
    edited February 12
    I thought about getting it, but I already bought the Oculus case and it is super compact. Instead, what I did was 3d print a head relief piece that sits on your forehead, and got the official Oculus ear buds. All that fits nicely in the case and pulls the weight off my forehead and cheeks. I'll upload a picture when I get home.


  • Umpa_PCUmpa_PC Posts: 338
    Art3mis
    Will you post the .stl files ?

    Oculus Rift S (love it)
    Oculus Quest 128GB (Loving it too)
    MSI trident 3 7RB-200UK 
    Intel Core i5-7400 3 Ghz
    GTX 1050 Ti (4GB)
    16 GB RAM
    1TB HDD
    1TB SSD
    Windows 10 Home Edition Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362
    Oculus app version 14.0.0.83.710 (14.0.0.83.710)
  • BigAssTacoBigAssTaco Posts: 5
    NerveGear
    edited February 14
    Umpa_PC said:
    Will you post the .stl files ?


     I'm buying it off Etsy so no, I don't have the .stl files
  • grove21grove21 Posts: 17
    NerveGear
    100% not worth it
  • BigAssTacoBigAssTaco Posts: 5
    NerveGear
    edited February 14
    grove21 said:
    100% not worth it

    And why's that?
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