Anker’s new, soon-to-be-released Soundcore VR P10 truly wireless headphones aim to be the answer millions of VR gamers have been looking for. So far, options for using true wireless headphones with VR consoles (like the PSVR) and helmets (like The Meta’s Quest Family) were almost non-existent.
Although some VR hardware supports the Bluetooth connectivity that most true wireless headphones rely on, the latency that the Bluetooth connection adds to the gaming experience would create out-of-sync sound.
You might not hear an explosion nearby until it has already killed your in-game character, for example.
To avoid this, the P10 VR headphones support both Bluetooth and a 2.4 GHz low latency connection via their included dongle. While this hybrid option is rare in headphones, it’s been used in a few models before, like the EPOS GTW 270 headphones that I recently gave very high marks in a review.
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As great as these headphones are, they didn’t include one thing the Anker VR P10 headphones do that might be the most “Why didn’t they think of that?” feature I saw: a compartment for the dongle in the charging case. This will make it much less likely that you’ll lose the dongle, and you’ll have it handy when plugging in a new headset.
The new headphones also support Low Complexity Communication Codec (LC3), a wireless communication protocol that can significantly reduce Bluetooth latency on connections that support it, at the cost of some audio fidelity.
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As for the headphones supported by the model between its two wireless technologies, Anker remained quite wary. When I recently tested the 2.4GHz dongle included with the aforementioned EPOS GTW 270 headphones, it was impossible in my Quest 2 headset USB-C port. If Anker can offer 2.4GHz support for the leaked Quest 2 or Meta Quest Pro, it could be a real game-changer for owners of either type of headset. the most popular on the market.
While specific headset support and a few other questions remain unanswered about the promising P10 VR headphones, Anker teased “some really exciting news” about them that will be revealed “in the coming weeks.” It’s a time frame that aligns with Meta Connect 2022, the October 11 event where most people expect the Meta Quest Pro reveal. Interesting…