If you want to test drive a cheap VR headset, consider one of the handheld options. Google Cardboard is the least expensive option, with basic models less than $10. But you will need to have a newer smartphone to take advantage of the VR experience.

After the Oculus Rift, Oculus developed the Quest 2 headset that provides an immersive gaming experience. It is an all-in-one headset that can also connect to your PC. Gamers can navigate through gameplay with the redesigned touch controllers. The Quest 2 starts at $299, one of the most affordable standalone options.

VR Goggle Models

Sony PlayStation VR is one of the best console VR headsets and a perfect fit for current PlayStation users.

You will be able to enjoy tons of your favorite and new games. The PSVR headset is compatible with PS4 and PS5.

While the resolution is not as cutting edge as other competitors, its price point of $350 (sometimes on sale for $200) makes up for its lower quality.

The HP Reverb G2 is the top of the line with a super sharp high-res display, amazing audio, and a comfortable design. The G2 has more cameras for better tracking and movement in gameplay. It is compatible and has an easy setup with SteamVR and Windows Mixed Reality.

Your PC must have the latest updates from Windows 10, at least 8 GB of RAM, and a processor like Intel Core i5 or its equivalent. The VR set comes with goggles, two motion controllers, and connection wiring. The HP Reverb G2 is top of the line and with a matching price tag of $600.