Samsung Odyssey is one of the best Windows Mixed Reality headsets and for someone who wants to get the best out of their VR experience, this might be the headset that you are looking for.
But how well does the headset compare with the PSVR when it comes to the features. There are just so many things one has to consider when it comes to getting one of these headsets.
In this post, I would compare the Odyssey with one of the most comfortable headsets which are PSVR. I personally, like the VR experience on the PSVR as it feels realistic and can get immersive.
Now, the real question is if the Samsung Odyssey is any better than the PSVR when it comes to gaming. So, without any further ado, let’s get started with this comparison post.
Design and Build Quality
The design of both the Samsung Odyssey and the PSVR are kind of similar. I sometimes felt that the PSVR inspired the design of the Odyssey, and when you keep the two headsets side by side and compare, you feel the same.
The Odyssey headset can be a little flimsy when it comes to the build, in comparison to the PlayStation VR. The PlayStation VR looks more aesthetically pleasing, and if you own one, then you would know what I’m talking about.
The weight of the headsets is almost the same; however, I did find the PSVR very comfortable. I think it can be a personal choice and could differ from person to person.
There are lens adjusters so that you can adjust the IPD distance between the lenses. You can even wear your glasses with the Samsung HMD and the PSVR, but since I have nearsightedness, I did not feel the need to wear glasses in VR.
Overall, when it comes to the design and build quality of the headsets, I think the PSVR is better than the Samsung Odyssey Headset.
Display and Resolution
The Samsung Odyssey comes with AMOLED displays and a resolution of 1440х1600 per eye. The AMOLED display gives you a lovely visual experience as the colors look more lifelike.
The PlayStation VR comes with a 1080p resolution, which is pretty decent, and you are going to like the visuals anyway since it comes with the same AMOLED display.
Both the headsets are wired headsets, so you are going to be connected to something, in case of the PSVR, that would be the PlayStation console and a PC for the Samsung Odyssey.
The Samsung Odyssey does have a better resolution than the PSVR, but the difference may not feel a lot. The colors do look more vibrant and refined.
Refresh Rate and Field of View
The refresh rate of the Samsung Odyssey can be anywhere from 60-90 Hz, and that of the PlayStation VR is 90 Hz. There is no significant change in the VR experiences that you can see because of the refresh rate.
There can be motion sickness if the refresh rate is low, so it is better to go with a headset that has a higher refresh rate. Since the Samsung Odyssey has a variable refresh rate, it is almost as good as the PSVR.
Coming to the Field of View, the larger the FOV, the better is your VR experience.
The FOV on the PSVR is 100 degrees, and when I wore the headset, I did feel that it was pretty good enough to give you an immersive and interactive experience.
The Odyssey comes with a FOV of 110 degrees, which is slighlty more than the PSVR but not large enough to make a HUGE difference.
If you are particular about these two aspects, then it is safe to say that the Odyssey is SLIGHTLY better than the PSVR though the PSVR is not that far behind.
Tracking and controllers
The Samsung Odyssey has inbuilt cameras in the headset that help in tracking the controllers.
The inside out tracking helps you avoid any external cameras that would again involve a lot of wires making the whole setup complicated.
This way, the Samsung Odyssey foes make things a lot easier when it comes to tracking.
The PSVR, on the other hand, comes with a camera that needs to be set up externally so that it can track the Move controllers that come with the headset.
The usability of the controllers is so much better in the case of the PlayStation VR in comparison to the Odyssey.
Something that annoys a little about the Samsung headset is that when you take the controllers behind your head.
The tracking is not precise there, so you have to make sure that the controllers are in the camera range so that the headset can track them.
So, the inside out tracking is sure less cumbersome, but it comes with its issue, especially in the case of the Samsung Odyssey.
Games on the headsets
The games on the Samsung Odyssey is going to be a lot because you can easily access the Oculus Store and SteamVR with a few tweaks in the settings.
The games on both these platforms are A LOT that you are never going to get bored playing them, and they release more than 50 games a month.
So, there is a wide range of different games that you can choose.
Samsung Odyssey is pretty amazing in this aspect, as there is a lot that you can explore.
The PSVR, on the other hand, does have a wide range of games, but it is limited in comparison to what you get with the Samsung Odyssey.
But, I have to say that some of the PSVR exclusive games are SO good that it is worth your time.
So, even if your choice is limited, you still have some real quality games that you would like to play on the PSVR.
The Samsung Odyssey and the PSVR have a lot of differences, but the significant difference between the two headsets is that one is a console-based headset, and the other one is a PC VR headset.
If you are looking for a headset with fewer wires that would immensely help in your movements while you play in VR, then you should check out the Samsung Odyssey headset.
The fit of the Odyssey is a problem for many, so if you think you would possibly have similar issues, then the PSVR would be your choice.
In the end, it comes down to your comfort and if you want a PC VR headset or a console-based headset.
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