Logitech has introduced a new audio solution specifically created for the Meta Quest 2: It’s called “Chorus,” and the company says it can deliver a “new level of immersive, ultra-realistic audio.” Chorus features rotating speakers and an open back form factor that lets ambient sounds in. It was designed to slide onto the Quest 2’s headset strap until the speakers are positioned over the user’s ears. In fact, it will make the VR device look similar to the Valve Index, which comes with two near-field speakers, after installation. According to The Verge, the Chorus is compatible with both the stock strap the Quest 2 ships with and Meta’s Elite strap.
The accessory maker says Chorus’ big open-back audio drivers ensure users can hear both the “big moments and the smallest details.” And while the add-on is not an original part of the Quest 2, it’s meant to stay in place instead of being removed after every use. It connects to the headset’s USB-C port and draws power from the Quest 2 itself, but since it was designed to stay plugged in, it supports USB-C passthrough. That means users can keep their headset charged or can connect other devices to it while Chorus is also plugged in. As The Verge notes, though, Chorus has little noise isolation and probably isn’t the best choice for those who want privacy while watching movies or exploring new experiences in VR.
Vadim Kogan, Logitech’s head of AR/VR, said “Chorus enhances the fit and comfort of Meta Quest 2, while allowing those who love long play sessions to stay immersed in their favorite games and experiences through the audio integration in a comfortable design built for the VR gamer.”
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