I usually do stationary VR with a HOTAS or steering wheel and pedals, do I need base stations for playing sim games with these? What do I need Base Stations for?
No, you don’t require base stations to play stationary, seated VR experiences such as simulators. The headset can be set into 9-axis tracking mode for non-room scale games that don’t need walking around or VR controllers, but they can improve tracking.
Games which require room scale and moving your arms, such as Beat Saber, require the use of base stations and controllers.
I see 200 degrees diagonal field of view claimed, but what is the horizontal FOV?
Horizontal field of view goes up to 170 degrees, while vertical is about 115, but it can change slightly depending on your IPD.
Does this headset have an OLED display?
This headset uses out latest LCD displays and not OLED.
Is this a standalone headset, like the Quest 2, 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 Super is designed for use with a Windows 10 or 11 PC via the included cable.
Recommended PC Specs are:
OS: Windows 10 or 11
GPU: 1080TI or above
CPU: Intel i5-9400 or above
RAM: 8GB or more
Output: USB 3 port and DisplayPort 1.4
Does this headset include controllers?
No, this headset does not include controllers or base stations. If you do not have compatible SteamVR controllers or base stations already, you can buy our Sword or Player kit to get them.
Can I use prescription lenses or glasses with the 5K Super?
Yes, you can use prescription lenses with the 5K Super as there is room for them. You can also use glasses as the face foam and housing is designed to accommodate them. It is recommended to use the thicker, 15mm facial interface with glasses
Are the KDMAS and DMAS headphones compatible with the 5K Super?
Yes, you can buy the KDMAS or DMAS headphones on their own to add yourself or with the headstrap. We have a video guide on how to install the KDMAS and DMAS here.
What controllers work with the 5K Super?
The 5K Super is compatible with all SteamVR tracking controllers, which include the HTC Vive Wands, Valve Index controllers, or Pimax Sword controllers.
What IPD range does the 5K Super support?
The 5K Super supports 60-70mm hardware IPD via an adjustment knob on the bottom right of the housing and an additional plus or minus 2mm via software adjustments.
Does the 5K Super come in black?
No, just dark blue.