Over the years, we’ve looked at many Pimax VR headsets. They all offer similar features, including ultrawide displays, lightweight construction and an adjustable rendering resolution, field of view (FOV) and refresh rates. The Pimax Vision 8K X is the pinnacle of Pimax’s lineup. With dual 4K resolution displays, a refresh rate up to 90 Hz and SteamVR tracking, the 8K X is, on paper, one of the best VR headsets available. However, the price tag (starts at $1,299 as of writing) and the head-mounted display’s (HMD’s) complex setup process will scare away all but the most dedicated VR fans.
The 8K X will suit its niche audience well, but unless you’ve got the patience to tinker with the settings in every game and are willing to put up with low frame rates, this probably isn’t the headset for you.
The Vision 8K X is Pimax’s top-of-the-line VR headset but shares many features with the rest of Pimax’s headset lineup. The Vision 8K X adopts Pimax’s signature ultrawide headset shell with an angled front that allows the panels to wrap around your nose. Having the displays at an angle allows for the extra wide 200-degree (170-degrees diagonal) FOV that Pimax headsets are known for.