HP - Reverb Virtual Reality Headset for Compatible Windows PCs
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Recommended PC specifications
NVIDIA GTX 1080, NVIDIA Quadro P5200, AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200 equivalent or greater video card; Intel Core i7, Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5 equivalent or greater; 16GB or higher RAM memory.
Reverb must be connected with a cable to a PC running Microsoft Windows 10 with an October 2018 or later update.
One USB 3.0 port and DisplayPort 1.3 video output.
Two motion controllers
This headset features a multifunction touchpad, menu button, windows start button, grab button, thumbstick (teleport and rotate), trigger (select) options.
Integrated audio with built-in microphone
Lets you easily chat with teammates and control your PC via Cortana.
Helps connect your own headphones.
Lightweight, compact design
Offers comfortable use with the minimal torque on the face.
Integrated motion tracking
Jump right into mixed reality without setting up additional peripherals.
Expansive VR library
You can get a lot of VR content through the Microsoft Store and SteamVR app.
- HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset for Compatible Windows PCs
- 3.6 m headset cable, USB 3.0 cable
- Two motion controllers, four AA batteries
- DisplayPort to mini-DisplayPort adapter
- Owner's manual
- Device TypeComputing
- SensorsAccelerometer Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Magnetometer sensor
- Movement TrackingYes
- Control TypeMotion controllers
- Works WithCortana
- Product NameReverb Virtual Reality Headset for Compatible Windows PCs
- Model Number5QB37AA#ABA
- Color CategoryBlack
- Integrated Speaker(s)Yes
- Adjustable HeadbandYes
- Integrated MicrophoneYes
- Interactive ButtonsYes
- Water ResistantNo
- Display TypeLCD
- Field of View114 degrees
- Operating SystemWindows 10
- Connector Ports RequiredUSB 3.0, DisplayPort 1.3
- Minimum System Memory Required16 gigabytes
- Minimum Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) RecommendedNVIDIA GTX 1080, NVIDIA Quadro P5200, AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200
- Headphone JackYes
- Compatible DevicesWindows 10 PCs
- Works WithCortana
- Number Of Controllers Included2
- Motion Tracking Sensors IncludedYes
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 year
FeaturesEase of Use3 out of 5Quality4 out of 5Value5 out of 5
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Perfect for VR Sims, Mediocre for Room ScalePosted .Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
TLDR: The Reverb has excellent visual quality, mediocre tracking, and poor controllers. Highly recommend if you are into seated VR sims (like racing or flying), wouldn't recommend if you primarily play roomscale games. For reference, I've owned a Oculust Rift CV1 and Quest and have used the HTC Vive. Of all the ecosystems, WMR is definitely the weakest in terms of software. Improvements are being made, but definitely behind the SteamVR and Oculus ecosystems. The improved resolution makes a huge difference. Significantly less screen door effect and way more clarity. LCD screens aren't quite as colorful or as deep as some OLED headsets, but it's really not that noticeable while you're playing. The resolution is. The sound quality is decent. The headset itself is very comfortable, other than the cable which is relatively short, stiff, and heavy. The tracking is okay for when your arms out in front of your body (like for Beat Saber) but suffer when moved close to your torso or behind your head (like when you are throwing). The hand controllers are really the worst part of the experience. They feel cheap, aren't comfortable, burn through batteries, and have lackluster haptic feedback compared to the Oculus controllers. Since only 20-30% of my VR time involves using the controllers, the headset's beautiful visuals make up for it's lackluster tracking and controller experience. Highly recommend for Elite Dangerous, DCS, IL-2, & Sim racing...anything else is just a bonus. Also, make sure you have a decent GPU. My GTX 1080 is working at 95%+ load most of the time running on medium graphics...
FeaturesEase of Use3 out of 5Quality4 out of 5Value5 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesEase of Use5 out of 5Quality5 out of 5Value5 out of 5
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The perfect VR headset for Sim enthusiastsPosted .Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
Well finally I got my HP Reverb from BestBuy! This is the true Rift 2.0 headset for Sim Racers and Flight Sim enthusiasts. The picture quality is amazing! Finally no more Screen Door Effect (SDE)!!! They weren't joking about the visual clarity, everything is so sharp, it feels like I'm looking at a computer monitor. Yes it's that good. Project Cars 2 and iRacing look stunning! The inside of the cars look photorealistic. I don't know what it is but the games feel more 3D and immersive! I think it because I'm not seeing the SDE anymore and the games are running at 90fps. I didn't notice any mura on the headset I got so maybe the QC team has stepped up their game and that is no longer an issue. Also I didn't notice any God Rays in dark scenes! This was one of my biggest concerns. I ran tests for 45mins to an hour and no issues with over heating with a fan pointed at my face. The headset does a great job completely blocking outside light due to the nose guard (the original Rift was comparatively laughable). Once the straps are adjusted, the fit is pretty good since it has a similar mounting system to the Rift. The rear strap goes on well and does a great job keeping the headset from moving. The FOV is closer to 110 deg like the Rift. The headset is super light. The sound on the headset is pretty good too. Almost as good as the Rift. There are a few minor caveats: Dispite being 2180x2180 per eye the screen is LCD based so the color is a little more washed out compared to an OLED screen. No big deal, it doesn't bother me at all and looks fine if you aren't going back and forth between OLED and LCD headsets. Once you see the sharpness you won't even care. The sweet spot is relatively small (meaning the area where you have to adjust the headset to, to get the clearest image), similar to the Rift in my experience. But thanks to the strap mounting system you can adjust the headset and find it pretty quickly and the headset stays put, keeping your eyes in the sweet spot. The center is super sharp and the edges are slightly blurry. A lot of sites/videos have made a big deal about that, but I think they were just being nit picky. It's really not that bad. Just a little blurry around the edges once you are in the sweet spot. Not as bad as has been reported. The cable is a little heavy and tugs on the back but you can easily fix that with zip ties and cable management. It's little more demanding on the GPU. This is the next gen headset I have been waiting for. I would give this headset a solid 4.5 stars out of 5. Since I can't give them a 4.5 I'm rounding up. HP has a hit on their hands, they just to make more of them and get them out to people, IMHO.
FeaturesEase of Use5 out of 5Quality5 out of 5Value5 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesEase of Use4 out of 5Quality5 out of 5Value5 out of 5
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Lightweight, comfortable fit, great resolutionPosted .Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
I am very pleased with hp's Reverb. I use it for flight sims exclusively and do not use the included hand controllers. The increased resolution compared to other VR headsets makes it much easier to read my gauges and spot other aircraft in the sky. Inside-out head tracking works perfectly; no base stations are required. The unit remains fairly cool during operation. I was able to purchase snap-in prescription lenses specifically for the Reverb (not available for my previous headset), which means I no longer have to wear my eyeglasses while using VR - a real plus. The connecting cable is pretty stiff and heavy, and might interfere with mobility for standup users, but it is not a problem for sit-down use. Included documentation is sparse; I had to find a YouTube video to guide me in removal of headphones. The detached easily once I learned how to do it.
FeaturesEase of Use4 out of 5Quality5 out of 5Value5 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesEase of Use5 out of 5Quality4 out of 5Value4 out of 5
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great But Some Early Flaws To FixPosted .
I purchased the HP Reverb Pro directly from HP and received it on 6/10. One of the lucky few. Nothing currently touches it for resolution and clarity. Not the Pimax 5K or Valve Index Or Hive Pro. SDE is basically gone with the Reverb. IMO if you are using this for a sit down sim (I use it for DCS World where clarity is king) this is currently the best headset available or coming out at the moment. (Things change quickly in the VR space) The big positives are clarity/high resolution and light weight. It works well with glasses and some of the others don't (tight on sides or glasses hit lenses requiring adjusting). The negatives are the heavy cable and the first batch is having some issues (flickering/screen blacking) that HP is working through which is why they were delayed. It does not have a physical adjustable IPD so if your IPD is far out of the "normal" range that might be an issue. It uses inside tracking which may or may not work well for your application (I prefer it over external bases for tracking). Great for sit-down sims but not as good for stand-up games where motion is involved. The controllers are the standard WMR units which are not as good as some of the others. I don't use them at all for DCS. The colors are decent for LCD lenses but not as great as OLED if that is important to you. The blacks aren't bad.
FeaturesEase of Use5 out of 5Quality4 out of 5Value4 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesEase of Use3 out of 5Quality4 out of 5Value2 out of 5
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great for Vr movies and reading textPosted .Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
The high resolution is incredible. I use this to watch downloaded high res VR movies and for virtual desktop. Noticeable unmatched clarity with text and detail. Troubleshooting windows mixed reality visual settings fixed some clarity issues i had initially. The version 2.0 hardware has shown no issues with overheating like the flickering headset HP first released. Not a gamer so i can only give it a thumbs up for media and desktop work.
FeaturesEase of Use3 out of 5Quality4 out of 5Value2 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesEase of Use1 out of 5Quality4 out of 5Value3 out of 5
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
NO information given on how to use this product.Posted .Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
Using computers and related devices we've all see the trend. First, instruction manuals, then manuals only online, then heavy dependence on chat and YouTube help from fellow users. However, this is the worst; there is no information given anywhere on even how to turn this product on and off. It is new and relatively unique to the 'consumer' community so there are no videos or "community' chat rooms. The moment you get this product you are on your own; solo flying without an instructor. When paying over $600 for a product you deserve a little more. HP failed in the first launch of the Reverb with a flawed product. The product is now better, but handicapped with no consumer support. I use mine for gaming so I'm even at a greater loss because HP says it's essentially designed for professional/business use, but those users are not even told how to turn the thing on and off. HP has not been a leader in consumer electronics, and, unfortunately, it shows. By all reviews, good product; but, my experience is decent product with the incredible reality of no basic user information available. I'm sure the online reviewers have HP contact support; you, however, will be on your own. What a shame.
FeaturesEase of Use1 out of 5Quality4 out of 5Value3 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesEase of Use5 out of 5Quality5 out of 5Value4 out of 5
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good VR but...Posted .
I went from the Odyssey to this and while the resolution is noticably better I was thrown off by the FOV. My Odyssey (first version) has more screen door effect upon close inspection but has slightly better colors and better FOV (upon closer inspection). Overall, if you are getting a current Gen Headset just get something that's on sale because the difference is pretty minimal. I bought this one because I play DCS and for DCS you need the extra resolution. If you are playing beat saber, Space Pirate trainer (made for VR games), etc then go with a Rift S or Odyssey+ if you can grab one on sale.
FeaturesEase of Use5 out of 5Quality5 out of 5Value4 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesEase of Use3 out of 5Quality3 out of 5Value3 out of 5
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Its...ok.Posted .Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
I thought it would be amazing to sim on my PC in VR with this headset. But I am just not sold. The picture is ok- takes a lot to get it to a good comfortable frame rate (my rtx 2080ti fights to keep things at 30fps with all graphic options maxed- Hopefully the 30 series cards help this) but the unit itself is not super comfortable to wear. And the software only IPD adjust is inconvenient to say the least. Hopefully the new generation fixes this. Take this with a grain of salt as it could be possible my expectations were so much higher from reading reviews.
FeaturesEase of Use3 out of 5Quality3 out of 5Value3 out of 5No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Q: Questionhello, is this current version of the HP Reverb the updated version that has been recently released (September) due to cord issues?
Asked by dcsFan.
- A:Answer The unit I received came with a plastic clip to lock the connection between the cord and the headset. I believe this is the updated version to correct the cord issues.
Answered by oboe
Q: QuestionWhy does this cost more than much improved Reverb G2 that will be released in the next few months and is already available for pre-orders??
Asked by MJWisconsin.
- A:Answer Where can buy hp reverb g2
Answered by Anonymous
Q: QuestionI have the HP Omen, and I am using it to fly with DCS. Digital Computer Simulator... I want to know if I will have any problems using this VR headset with the DCS? Will I be able to continue to use my throttle, and my flight stick?
Asked by ssgtjohn.
- A:Answer I play DCS and I can tell you that unless you have a 2080 ti or a 1080 ti DCS will not run very well in VR. I am waiting to upgrade to the upcoming Nvidia 3080 to get my FPS to an acceptable level. Your HP Omen will struggle if it has anything but the fastest GPU available today. If it's a laptop Omen don't bother with DCS in VR.
Answered by Loureviewer2020