My first Impressions for Pimax 5k+ (Preordered Oct 27 2018)

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Now it has been about 2 Weeks since I received my preorder.

First, I was absolutely hyped and happy to receive it finally.
But after first look i was a little sad. I have the Vive pro also and the difference from SDE is not really big.

heres a little pros/cons list:

SDE (Pimax) little bit better than vive pro | (Vive pro+GearVR Mod) ok

Colours (Pimax) Black is gray and Brightness is too dark(even with high setting) | (Vive pro+GearVR Mod)Better contrast/Brightness
(Pimax) The white colour from fpsVR and Turnsignal are something green | (Vive pro+GearVR Mod)normal white but everywhere else white is white^^

Worldscale (Pimax) felt like zoomed in, had to change some settings | (Vive pro+GearVR Mod)good

Plug & Play (Pimax) first impression was bad, but with manual switch for lighthouses it works good now. | (Vive pro+GearVR Mod) ok
Tracking good, but loes tracking when pushing volume buttons | (Vive pro+GearVR Mod)good

Vive Wands (Pimax) Steam Menu button tries to start steam even when steam has started by pitool | (Vive pro+GearVR Mod) no problems

FOV (Pimax) sure it looks bigger, but everything you “see” more is distorted | (Vive pro+GearVR Mod) smaller FOV but everything sharp, no distortion

God Rays you can see godrays more then on vive pro with gearvr mod

Supersampling (Pimax) needs much SS to look as good as in the vive pro | (Vive pro+GearVR Mod)SS set to 200% for every game and no problems

Pitool (Pimax) too much trying out settings for differend games | (Vive pro+GearVR Mod)SS set to 200% for every game and no problems

Cable lengh (Pimax) about 1 meter longer than vive pro | (Vive pro+GearVR Mod)1 meter shorter

Display sharpness fells little better on vive pro

Sweat not sweatproof, but I sweat less with the pimax | (Vive pro+GearVR Mod)sweating terrible without putting fans on HMD

Headstrap (Pimax) with HTC DAS comfort is ok, without bad | (Vive pro+GearVR Mod)fits perfect

I recently decided to put the Vive Pro away, but not because of the FOV or little better SDE.
The Pimax lets me sweat less than playing with the Vive Pro.

My Rig:

Tower: Fractal Design Meshify C Light Tint TG

Mainboard: ASUS Maximus VII Hero

Power Supply: Corsair RM850x 80 Plus Gold 850 Watt

CPU: Intel core i7-4790K @ 4.488GHz

CPU Cooler: be quiet! DARK ROCK PRO 3

RAM: 16 GB

GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti DUKE

SSD: 256 GB (System), 2x 500 GB

HDD: 2 x 3 TB Seagate NAS HDD

OS: Windows 10 Pro / 64bit

Peripherals ː

Virtual Reality HMDs:
Pimax 4k
HTC Vive
HTC Vive Pro,
Pimax 5k+ (with HTC Deluxe Audio Strap)

AV-Receiver: YAMAHA RX-473

Speakers: JBL 5.1

Headset: Logitech H800, Logitech G933

Screen: 2x Samsung U28E590D 71,12 cm (28") 1 ms, 60 Hz , 3840 x 2160 Pixel

Mouse: Logitech G300

Keyboard: Logitech G910, Logitech G13

Controller: Microsoft Xbox One, Steam Controller


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