Logitech has released a new audio solution designed specifically for Meta Quest 2: The product is called “Chorus,” and the company claims it will provide a “new level of immersive, ultra-realistic audio.” Chorus has rotating speakers and an open back design that lets in ambient sounds.
It is intended to be slid onto the Quest 2 headset strap until the speakers are positioned over the user’s ears. After installation, the VR device will resemble the Valve Index, which comes with two near-field speakers.
According to The Verge, the Chorus is compatible with both the Quest 2’s stock strap and Meta’s Elite strap.
Chorus claims that its large open-back audio drivers allow users to hear both “big moments and the smallest details.” While the add-on is not an original part of Quest 2, it is intended to remain in place rather than being removed after each use.
It connects to the USB-C port of the headset and draws power from the Quest 2, but because it was designed to be plugged in, it supports USB-C passthrough. That means users can charge their headsets or connect other devices to them while Chorus is plugged in.
However, as The Verge points out, Chorus has little noise isolation and is probably not the best choice for those looking for privacy while watching movies or exploring new VR experiences.
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.”
Chorus will soon be available from Logitech’s website and other retailers for $100.