So today is was at the VR Berlin location, but as you probably read, the 8KX were both broken.
Still it was no failure at all to go there, even if i could “only” see the 8K Plus.
The whole team there was super nice (thanks again guys, if you read this).
I played some “Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator” i think, which had not the best outside visuals, but the cockpit itself looked stunning.
There was a plate with small text to left of the head, although the text was a little bit blurry, i could read it without a problem. Same with the instruments, a little blur but really not to bother while playing.
I concentrated on the display, looking for SDE or single pixels, and i have good eyes…
I could notice a very small vertical SDE, but only while concentrating on it in the small focused part of the image. I think while playing noone will ever notice this.
Later i tried Elite Dangerous, where a lot of text, lines and circles really shows how good a headset is.
And again it did not let me down. There was some aliasing on the circles for the shields, but not more than on my monitor, i could read every text easily.
I did not concentrate on the blacks, but ED looks really beautiful in the 8K Plus.
This was the moment when i told SweViver, if my 8K would look like this, i wouldn’t bother buying the 8KX.
He told me for him, the difference from 8K Plus to 8KX is even bigger than from 8K to 8K Plus, which is very hard to believe.
I also tried the eye tracking with whac-a-mole and a color demo of the tracking.
The colored tracking seemed to work pretty well, only those damn moles were mocking me, on the far left i could not get them at first.
But i can’t say whether it was the tracking, as i said the color demo looked good.
The comfort was very good, not perfect, but i did not take much time adjusting it. Only with the ceiling lights from the back there was some problem, when i looked down it was visible in the lenses through the sides. This would be the only real critique i have right now.
Unfortunately there was no sound enabled, i did not realize this until afterwards, since the headphones are not recognizable as such.
I don’t know how big the current surge was, or how it originated, it was enough to trigger an alarm, but i won’t speculate.
My devices are connected to a overvoltage protection, and now Pimax will have two eyes on this.
I chose one of the backer plans two weeks ago, an i don’t regret it.
I only regret having given up my eye tracking discount, maybe i try to change that.
And i would prefer actual on/over ear headphones, but i have good wireless HP, no need for more.
I hope this helps some of you.