Headphones make a massive difference in your Daydream View experience.

Best Overall

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

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The folks at Audio-Technica are fantastic at delivering quality audio products well below the price of their competition, and what the ATH-M50x lacks in a clever name it more than makes up for in quality. These are over-the-ear studio headphones that will work well with the spatial audio fun in Daydream View to create a compelling and immersive experience.

These are great headphones for every environment, and collapse well for travel. When it comes to VR audio from your phone, you want quality headphones and this is where you should start.

Bottom line:: These are quality headphones at half the cost of comparable headphones.

One more thing: You can find these headphones in a matte black or a glossy red.

Why the ATH-M50x is the best

They're just plain great headphones.

The ATH-M50x are great headphones at any price, but they just happen to be quite inexpensive by comparison. They deliver full bodied sound and the ear cushions are perfect for over-the-ear coverage. These aren't audio cancelling, they don't include microphones, and they aren't battery powered. These are great basic headphones, with a nice long cord for every situation.

Connected to your Pixel while in Daydream, you get a quality spatial audio experience that will complete the immersion offered by the headset.

Best for features

Fiil Diva

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These on-ear headphones are built to be great wireless headphones, with an app that offers some impressive features to your phone. Fiil's Diva headphones offer great noise cancellation, a wired mode for connecting directly when necessary, and a collapsible design that travels well. The key feature to this headset is spatial audio, which will help add depth to the sound you hear. It helps the audio from your phone give the effect of filling a room, which helps a great deal with immersion.

Bottom line: These are great on-ear headphones for everyday use, with some features that can help make VR incredible.

Best for price

Sennheiser HD 201

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Your Daydream View headset only cost $79, so if you don't do anything that usually requires headphones it can seem a little odd to spend more than what you paid for the headset itself on headphones to complete the experience. At the same time, just because you want inexpensive headphones doesn't mean you have to have cheap lumps of plastic. The Sennheiser HD 201 will deliver you a decent audio experience for significantly less and very little in the way of features.

Bottom line: These will get the job done better than most in this price range

Conclusion

There are so many headphones out there, it's difficult to choose for a single experience. If you're looking for great all around headphones, Audio-Technica will deliver. If features are what matter most to you, Fiil will surprise you. If price is all you care about, Sennheiser will make you feel great about your purchase.

Best Overall

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

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The folks at Audio-Technica are fantastic at delivering quality audio products well below the price of their competition, and what the ATH-M50x lacks in a clever name it more than makes up for in quality. These are over-the-ear studio headphones that will work well with the spatial audio fun in Daydream View to create a compelling and immersive experience.

These are great headphones for every environment, and collapse well for travel. When it comes to VR audio from your phone, you want quality headphones and this is where you should start.

Bottom line:: These are quality headphones at half the cost of comparable headphones.

One more thing: You can find these headphones in a matte black or a glossy red.