Apple has announced its AR/VR headset, the Vision Pro, and VR is once again in the spotlight. The Meta quest 2 is the current leader among the best VR headsets which doesn’t require a PC, but does have issues (not least a price increase). The PSVR 2 has also emerged as competition and the Meta Quest 3 has been revealed.
My biggest issue is the Quest 2’s headband. It’s aggressively average, meaning it can and should be replaced with something that’s more comfortable to use for longer periods of time.
What is the best Meta Quest 2 headband?
Right now I really like the GeekVR Battery Headband. It’s ultra-comfortable, even during long gaming sessions, and it uses hot-swappable batteries so you can keep gaming as long as you want. In fact, it’s so easy to change the batteries that you can do it while the headset is still on.
The best headbands provide adequate support for the back of your head and are securely attached to the front. To test these Quest 2 headbands, I spent a lot of time playing in VR. Playing games for a living isn’t easy, but I’ll put up with it for you. Here is a list of my favorite headbands.
The best Meta Quest 2 headbands
Useful headband accessories
Having a better headband will improve your VR experience, but there are also ways to improve your new headband that will make it even better. Here are some of our favorite add-ons.
What should you pay attention to with a headband?
There are some essential things to consider when choosing a headband:
- A good halo that sits comfortably around the back of your head helps keep some of the weight away from your neck, making the Quest 2 feel lighter than it is.
- Padding is essential. Your skull has minimal padding; that filling should come from the headband, not you.
- A ratchet to tighten the Quest 2 is also useful. You don’t always want the headband to be as tight as possible, but you do want it to stay at the right tension despite jumping around.
- Finally, it would be best if you have a belt that can twist but not break. You’ll be putting the headband through the wringer, so the side pieces should support that.
Is the Quest 2 Elite band still breaking?
While there are still isolated reports of breakages, the problem that plagued the Elite belts appears to have subsided. Most of the problems we see now are the result of misuse, as opposed to normal wear and tear. Our last point about what to look for exists because of this problem, so make sure the tire you choose has good reviews and doesn’t break regularly.