Does this come with base stations? Can I play without base stations?
No, base stations are not included, unless bought with the player kit. However, many VR games, particularly simulations such as driving and flying, do not require base stations or VR controllers and can be played with peripherals such as a keyboard, gamepad, HOTAS, steering wheel by setting the headset to 9-Axis tracking. However, games which require room scale and moving your arms, such as Beat Saber, require the use of base stations and controllers.
Is this a wireless headset? How does it connect to a PC if not?
No, the 5K Plus requires the included two-in-one DisplayPort and USB cable to be connected to a VR capable computer to function. It is not wireless.
Is this a standalone headset or does it require being connected to a PC? Can I use a non-Windows OS?
No, this isn’t a standalone headset, and you must use Windows. The 5K Plus is designed to be connected to a Windows 10 or 11 PC via the included cable and cannot be used with other OS.
Can I play normal Steam games with the 5K Plus?
Yes, you can play normal Steam games in the 8K X. This can be done via the built in Steam theater player by launching your VR headset and then the non-VR game you wish to play, or via Virtual Desktop or Big Screen for more options. This will make the game display inside of the VR headset.
Can I use Oculus controllers or cameras for tracking? About what Windows Mixed Reality or PlayStation?
No, the 5K Plus is only compatible with SteamVR base stations and controllers, such as the HTC Vive Wands, Index Controllers, or Pimax Swords. It cannot be used with any other controllers or form of tracking.
Can I use the KDMAS or DMAS speakers with the 5K Plus?
You can use the 5K Plus with the KDMAS, but not the DMAS. However, the 5K Plus does not come with the Standard Modular Audio Strap, which is required for use of the KDMAS. If you wish to use the KDMAS to enhance your audio experience, buy the Modular Audio Headstrap(KDMAS) version and not the KDMAS headphones by themselves.
My Laptop has USB ports, but only HDMI and no DisplayPort. Can I still use it with the 5K Plus?
No, HDMI is not compatible with the 5K Plus. However, the headset can be used with laptops if they have a Display Port 1.4 port and meet the minimum system requirements.