The virtually perfect guide to VR headsets

Man using VR in the metaverse

Let’s get real - VR headsets are typically most popular among gamers and tech enthusiasts.

But they’re actually fun for everyone!

If you’re wanting to step into the meta verse and get into the world of virtual reality but not sure which headset is right for you, we’ve made a list of popular options available to buy in Australia.

Remember, some are only compatible with certain gaming devices, such as the PlayStation VR (1 & 2) - only to be used with PlayStation of course. Other VRs are compatible with computers, for example the Meta Quest 2 VR is compatible with suitable PCs (certain system requirements needed).

Let's look at the options

Meta Quest 2

This VR headset was developed by Meta Platforms and was released in 2020. It is compatible with PCs.


  • Blazing fast processor headwear 
  • Backward compatibility
  • Immersive entertainment
  • Requires your Facebook account to log in - making it easy to connect with friends and communities
  • Premium display - 50% more pixels than the original Quest
  • Ultimate Control - redesigned Oculus Touch features intuitive controls
  • PC VR compatible - connect an Oculus Link cable to a compatible gaming PC (cables sold separately).

Buy it:

Amazon -  Meta Quest 2 128GB with 2 bonus games (Golf+ and Space Pirate Trained DX) - $629.99
Catch - Oculus Quest 2 128GB Advanced All-in-one VR Gaming Headset - $693

Sony PlayStation VR

This VR headset was launched in 2016 and is compatible with The PlayStation 4 and later consoles.

Key features:

  • 360-degree vision
  • Custom OLED screen and 120fps visuals
  • 3D audio
  • Built in mic
  • Dual lenses and 3D depth sensors in the PlayStation Camera which tracks the position of the headset
  • Play PS VR exclusive and Play supported games like Minecraft, Marvel’s Iron Man VR, Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Dreams VR on PS5.

Buy it:

Amazon - Sony PlayStation VR - $598
Buy Playstation VR games at JB Hi-Fi

Sony PlayStation VR2

This is the newest version of Sony PlayStation VR. It was launched very recently, in February 2023. This VR headset is only compatible with PlayStation 5.

Key features:

  • OLED display with 4K HDR visuals 
  • Eye tracking that simulates heightened emotional responses from your in-game avatar giving a sense of realism  
  • Amazing graphic fidelity 
  • 110-degree field of view and adjustable Fresnel lens
  • 3D audio immersion

Buy it:

JB Hi-Fi - PlayStation VR2 Bundle Offer - $879
Amazon - PlayStation VR - $879


This VR headset was launched in 2021 and is compatible with PCs.

Key features:

  • 5K resolution
  • Wide 120 degree horizontal field of view which aligns better with the human eye making the experience more natural and comfortable
  • 120HZ refresh rate
  • Minimise eye fatigue with adjustable interpupillary distance for optimum viewing comfort
  • Suits a wide range of head sizes and vision types
  • Can be worn over glasses

Buy it:

Amazon - HTC Vive Pro 2 Headset Only - $1,425
Amazon - HTC Vive Pro 2 Full System + Wireless Adapter - $1,748 bundle price

VIVE Focus 3

This VR headset was released in 2021 and is compatible with PCs.

Key features:

  • 5K resolution
  • Up to 120 degree wide field of view
  • 90HZ refresh rate
  • Ultra wide range of IPD (inter-pupillary) distance adjustment allows you to find your sweet spot 
  • Immersive 3D spatial audio
  • Quick-release button allows you to take off and put on the headset easily 
  • Fits over glasses 
  • Cooling mechanism and thermal-optimised battery maintains devise temperature 
  • High-fidelity hand tracking
  • Controller free
  • Remote collaboration
  • Use it for training simulations, marketing and design visualisation, therapy and rehabilitation and learning and education.

Buy it:

Amazon -HTC Vive Focus 3 Enterprise Virtual Reality Headset - temporarily out of stock
Amazon - HTC Vive Focus 3 Standalone VR Business Edition - $2,331

HP Reverb G2 VR Headset

This VR headset made by HP was launched in 2020. This headset is compatible with PCs.

  • Industry leading lenses and speakers designed by Valve that sit off the ear by 10mm allowing you to have a more comfortable fit
  • Ultra sharp visuals with mura-free 2160 x 2160 LCD panels per eye and full RGB stripe
  • 9.3 million pixels
  • New industry leading lenses 
  • Four built in cameras to track more movement
  • Compatibility across the industry - compatible with StreamVR and Windows Mixed Reality.

Buy it:

HP - HP Reverb G2 VR Headset - $999
Amazon - HP Reverb G2 VR Headset with Controller - $949
Catch - HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition Virtual Reality Headset 2x Controllers Included - $1444

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