Off Ear Headphones for Quest 2 (Halo Strap) - OE1


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A unique kit for Quest 2 Halo Strap to add the same headphones from Valve Index. They provide hugely improved imaging / sound stage, increased realism and increased comfort.

This version is for the generic Halo Strap that you can buy from Amazon or AliExpress (does NOT include the strap).

= Sound =
The headphone output has enough power to drive the Tectonic BMT speakers. But since they lack ear cups, bass response will not be as rich as an over ear headphones. The bass will become richer over time as you break into the drivers. Though if you really like deep bass, they may not be ideal for you.

However, they sound much better than the built in speakers. Here the difference:
An in depth analysis of the BMR vs Quest 2 built in speakers can be found here:

= Assembly =
The kit takes around 10 minutes to assemble. You need a Philips screw driver to screw in the mounting clip to the strap. All parts snap into place and held in without glue.

The kit also comes with a custom audio cable with solderless terminal connectors.

Step by step assembly guide:

= What’s included =
- 3D printed parts
- Custom solder-less audio cable
- Tectonic BMR speakers (if you choose ‘with speakers’ option)

= Prettygood DSP =
Optionally, you can buy the DSP board that will improve the bass response of the BMR drivers significantly.

Purchase link:
Sound comparison:

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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The speakers themselves worked pretty good and setup was pretty easy. I did have issues with mounting them to the headset. The screws on my Halo mount were really short and wouldn't "grab" the provided mounting point well enough. I reached out to the seller and got no response. Eventually I just used a bunch of hot glue to get them to stay but I am disappointed since I feel like they could fall off at any moment and I wasn't able to get any help from the seller.

Absolutely awesome upgrade to the Quest 2 -- especially when combined with the DSP that this store also sells on etsy. I originally got this for the Halo strap, but also was able to get the clips for the BOBOVR strap (that I find even comfier). Very worth it!

Quoted from my YouTube review: For a 3D printed product, it feels smooth and has identical color to the Quest 2. I’m satisfied with its appearance, especially paired with my non-brand halo strap. ... The OE1 is an upgrade over the default speakers, merely for experiences. Bass-heavy music is just short of being enjoyable owing to the lack of lower frequencies. ... Even with my qualms, I still recommend the Off-Ear BMR Headphones for Quest 2 by Prettygood3D. They’d make a splendid gift, even for yourself. The full review:

Exactly as described. Easy to install.