Conquest VR Headphones Bring Hi-Fi Audio to VR Headsets
Conquest VR’s mountable Pro hi-fi headphones will transform your virtual reality headsets into hi-fi devices. The company’s audio accessories are compatible with a number of headsets including Varjo Aero, Quest 2, and Pico among others.
Virtual reality hardware is constantly in flux and keeps changing every year. As a result, there is a rapid buildup of outdated accessories in the industry that have been overtaken by VR headset technology. The headband, once indispensable in virtual reality headsets, is quickly becoming outdated and incompatible with new hardware.
The virtual reality company Conquest VR had developed a universal headphone solution. The company’s adjustable earpieces of its Conquest Pro headphones can fit in a variety of virtual reality headsets. Conquest VR states that its headphones can even be fitted in third-party head straps. The accessory needs just a 3.3-millimeter audio jack.
The audio accessory supports the Meta Quest 2 headset, Pico Neo 2, Oculus Rift S, Pico Neo 3, HTC Vive Focus 3, and the Varjo Aero headsets.
It is also compatible with Meta Quest 2’s two head strap upgrades: The “Elite Strap” and the “Elite Strap with Battery”.
However, the company did not provide details of the third-party head mounts that the accessory will fit into. Conquest VR has reportedly tested it with Meta’s popular standalone virtual reality system.
Conquest VR was founded by Sridhar Prathikanti and Raghu Bathina. The two co-founders also run a medical virtual reality app development company called Future World Studios.
The company applied some of its virtual reality experience to designing its new headphone product. The product has five different mounting options to provide a snug fit for different head shapes. It also has a rearward weight distribution to balance out the front-heavy virtual reality headsets.
It has closed ear cups designed with passive sound shielding for optimal function: they do not strain the ear rims nor do they press too hard on the user’s ears over the long run. A device that presses too close to the ears often results in some problems. In the Vive Pro 2, for instance, there was an issue with the bass reproduction as a result of low contact pressure.
The device has been certified for Hi-Res Audio which could signal a high-quality sound. The certification takes into account products that have a sampling rate of more than 44.1kHz and a bit depth of 16 bits (to provide clean reproduction in areas over the CD quality).
The Conquest Pro Headphones are already available for pre-order in the U.S. and can be purchased from the manufacturer’s official Shopify Store. The products are slated for shipment in the first week of October.
The Conquest Pro headsets cost $179, including the shipping cost. The price is expected to rise to about $200 on October 1.