Over the past year, GearBrain has published reviews on a variety of VR headsets—from the best VR headsets for iPhones and Android devices, to the best affordable VR headsets, as well as the best VR headsets for gamers and travel. But for those looking for "the best of the best," here's our definitive selection of the 11 best VR headsets.
Here is a breakdown on each of the 11 best VR headsets as selected by GearBrain:
Samsung Gear VR: Best VR Headset for Sports
Samsung Gear VR appeared on almost all of our list of best VR headsets. We like Samsung Gear VR because it's one of the best VR Headsets under $100. This VR headset is one of the best units to use for watching sporting events. You can use it for viewing education, travel and game apps. Plus, it's a must have if you already own an Android smartphone or another Samsung product. The gadget also makes a great holiday gift. You can see why we think it's one of the best VR headsets on the market today. To learn more about Samsung Gear VR, check out our full review: Samsung Gear VR: Best Headset for Samsung
Mattel View-Master VR: Best Family VR Headset
Mattel's View-Master VR is the best family VR headset on the market. Like Samsung Gear VR, you'll also find the headset is also good for viewing travel, gaming and education apps. If you own either an iPhone or Android smartphone, View-Master is a good VR headset to use. GearBrain lists it as one of the best VR headsets under $100—and it too makes a great holiday gift. To learn more about Mattel View-Mast VR, you should check out our review: Mattel View-Master VR: A Family Must-Have
Goggle Tech C1-Glass - Best Open-Sided VR Headset
Google Tech C1-Glass is GearBrain's choice for best open-sided VR headsets. It's light, making the headset an easy choice to take with you on the road. Goggle Tech C1-Glass is one of the best VR headsets under $100 and works with either iPhone or Android smartphones. GearBrain also sees Goggle Tech C1-Glass as one of the best folding VR headsets. To learn more about Goggle Tech C1-Glass, check out our full review: Goggle Tech's C1-Glass Nails The Cute Factor For Virtual Reality Headsets
BoboVR Z4 – Best Low Cost VR Headset
BoboVR Z4 is GearBrain's choice for the best low cost VR headset. The device is also very good to use for travel, gaming and sports apps. BoboVR Z4 is one of the few good VR headsets that work with both iPhones and Android smartphones. It also offers a good field of view. To learn more about BoboVR Z4, you can check out our full review: BoboVR Z4 is Best Low-cost VR Headset
HTC Vive – Best VR Headset for Gamers
HTC Vive is one of the best VR headsets for gamers—making it ideal for viewing education apps and sporting events. We also like how immersive the virtual experience is with HTC Vive since it has room-scale VR. You really can feel like you are right in the middle of the game. HTC Vive is a little pricey when compared to other VR Headsets but it can be a great gift for a special friend. To learn more about HTC Vive, check out Best VR Headsets for Gaming.
Fiit VR – Best New VR Viewer
Fiit VR is one of the best new VR viewers on the market. It's light, cheap, user-friendly and one of the best VR headsets under $100 on the market today. The low cost makes this VR headset attractive to many first-time VR headset buyers, especially if you want to watch sporting events. The device also has a nice field of view. If you happen to wear glasses, no need to worry—Fiit VR will fit nicely over your glasses. To learn more about Fiit VR, check out Fiit VR 2S is my new favorite VR viewer
Oculus Rift – Best VR Headset for Porn
Oculus Rift is one of GearBrain's choices for best VR headsets for porn. It offers a precise, low-latency constellation tracking system for optimal viewing. Though Oculus Rift is very expensive compared to other VR headsets, it's still a very good VR headset to use for other activities too. Oculus is also good for education, gaming and viewing sporting events. To learn more about Oculus Rift and other VR headsets for porn, check out Top VR Headsets for VR Porn
Sony PlayStation VR – Best VR Headset for Education
Sony PlayStation VR is one of the best VR Headsets for education. If you are looking for a good VR headset for a games development class, you need a very robust system. Sony PlayStation VR is one of those systems you need to consider. It's half the cost of other very robust systems like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. It is also very good for gaming which is nice since it's part of the Sony gaming world. We also like Sony PlayStation VR as a great holiday gift. Check out GearBrain's Best VR Headsets For Education or Best VR Headsets for Gaming to learn more about Sony PlayStation VR.
Baofeng Mojing Small – Best Folding VR Headset
Baofeng Mojing Small is one of the best folding VR headsets. It's easy to use and lightweight, and we think it's an excellent choice for those looking to buy their first VR headset, similar to the Goggle Tech C1-Glass. It's also one of the best low cost VR headsets on the market. You can learn more about Beijing-based Baofeng Mojing VR headsets at Baofeng Small Mojing: Cheap, Lightweight Virtual Reality Headset
Leji VR - Best VR Headset for Travel Apps
Leji VR Mini is one of the best VR headsets to use for playing with travel apps. It's small, lightweight, has adjustable lenses and a head strap. Leji VR is also one of the best VR headsets for use with an iPhoneor Android smartphone. You can also use this colorful VR headset to view live VR sporting events. To learn more about Leji VR, just check out GearBrain's 5 Best VR Headsets For Travel Apps
Google VR Headsets – Daydream and Google Cardboard
It's hard for us to single out only one of Google's VR headsets. Google started off with Google Cardboard and recently upgraded their VR headset products with the launch of Google Daydream. Google Cardboard is GearBrain's choice for best Cardboard VR headset. This VR headset is easy to assemble and fits larger iPhones or Androids. And the cost is right—less than $15. Google's Daydream VR headset is our choice for best VR headset for Androids. This VR headset is the next generation of Google Cardboard, tapping into the 50 million apps for Cardboard and coming with a controller that syncs to your phone for optimum gaming experiences. To learn more about Google Daydream, you should visit Is Google's Daydream a Step Up From Cardboard?
We hope you liked our selection of the 11 best VR headsets. If you still are unsure on which is the best VR headset for you, check out GearBrain's virtual reality headset buying guide, 11 Questions About Virtual Reality Headsets Before You Buy. This will help you choose the right VR headset to meet your virtual reality viewing needs.