I tried the StarVR and it was very blah. Poor stereo overlap, washed out colors and contrast, heavy, and uncomfortable. Obviously, that doesn't mean they can't make improvements with what looks like a new version, but I wonder about the price point. The only way they are going to compete with Pimax is if they cheap out on the components just like Pimax mom and pop operation. If it's a US sold headset, it's going to cost $1k, with all the distribution, marketing, and contract costs to bring it to the US.
I don't think correctly made wide fov consumer headsets are possible yet, but it will be interesting to see how both the market, and other companies respond to two companies claiming high fov. How does a company like Oculus show that hey, those two companies technically have a high fov, but it's not correct. Would a company resort to calling out another company for building low quality VR? Doesn't seem like the best strategy to talk bad about another company, but how do you explain that your own product won't have the same specs?