Audio is an integral part of enjoying Google Daydream, make sure you get the best experience possible.
Being able to clearly hear what is going on around you when you are enjoying yourself in VR is key to really falling into the experience. So it’s pretty common to want to invest in an awesome pair of bluetooth headphones so that you don’t have to worry about wires getting in your way while you are playing. Unfortunately, bluetooth headphones don’t tend to work particularly well in VR. It isn’t impossible, and we’ve got the details for you on how to get the best audio experience.
Hanging out in VR is all about immersion, and clearly hearing what is going on around you is a huge part of that. You need to be able to tell when something is sneaking up next to you, or hear the gunfire that you need to avoid while playing a game. Unfortunately, this is where the problem with bluetooth headphones becomes pronounced. That’s because almost across the board bluetooth headphones have problems with properly syncing up in VR.
This means that you might get mauled from your blindside, because you didn’t hear a warning growl in time or that watching shows on Netflix or HBO becomes difficult since the audio and video are out of sync. That’s why we actually suggest that you don’t use bluetooth headphones. For now at least, they just don’t offer the superior audio experience that you deserve while enjoying VR.
What to look for
Not everybody has multiple pairs of headphones, or the money to throw at a new pair after picking up Google Daydream. If you hate wired headphones, or only have wireless headphones, you can still use them. Just remember that the quality of sound is not necessarily be on par with a pair of wired headphones. There are also a few things to look for in wireless headphones, in order to get a better experience.
Make sure that your headphones support at least Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX. This will ensure that you get the best possible connection to your phone from your wireless headphones, as well as giving you better quality sound. Additionally, make sure to aim for the lowest possible latency. Having a lower latency rate will mean that lag is eliminated as much as possible. However, even with all three of these things, you may still have issues when playing on Google Daydream. That’s why we’ve got a handy list of the bluetooth headphones you may want to consider.
Do you use wireless headphones with Google Daydream? Have you found the perfect pair? Be sure to drop us a line in the comments below!