Discover your options for audio with Gear VR.
Adding audio to VR makes everything better. Whether you're surrounded by gunfire as you destroy space pirates, or creepy atmospheric music as you try to escape a dungeon - sound elevates the games that you are experiencing. It isn't a one size fits all situation either, with a range of different ways this sound can be experienced.
For most VR users, headphones are the most practical audio device. While some games or experiences will play their soundtrack directly from the phone, this isn't true across the board. Most of them will require you to have an additional audio device in order to hear what is going on.
Your best bet for an outstanding audio experience when within Gear VR is a good pair of wireless headphones. Headphones without wires will prevent any unwanted tangling, while hip deep in a new experience. While you certainly can use corded headphones, a wireless set will help to ensure that you are in the most immersive experience possible.
Your second option is to use a good pair of wired headphones, however, this introduces the new hazard of a cord. Despite this, a good pair of wired headphones can also ensure that when you jump into VR, you're able to really leave the real world behind you. Noise cancelling headphones are best for total immersion and are often more comfortable than a pair of wireless earbuds in the long term.
If you're looking for your perfect pair of headphones, here are the best headphones for the Gear VR!
What's your choice?
Do you have a favorite pair of headphones that you like to use with Gear VR? Do you prefer wireless or corded headphones? Be sure to leave us a comment below and tell us about it!