Oculus Quest 2 mods-AMVR Head Pad

Oculus Quest 2 mods-AMVR Head Pad

Hey everyone, so I just got an accessory for Oculus Quest 2 mods that may say the stock strap in terms of comfort. And this might be something that you want to take a look at, especially if you don’t want to pay a premium price to replace the stock strap because I know some of you find the stock strap uncomfortable. So can this accessory help fix the stock strap issue that many of us are having? Let’s find out.

This head pad by AMVR is for the Oculus quest to stock head strap, and it costs 1599 US dollars. Now the box comes with the head pad itself, instructions on installing it, and a warranty card. It’s pretty simple. I think the color white nicely matches the headset, but it comes in black as well. Now the main purpose of this pad is to help balance the weight of the quest to the headset to lead the overall pressure around your head and, more specifically, off your face.

For some people, there are a few problems with the stock shop that comes with a quest to and people have different reasons why they might not like it. And it depends on the head shape and size. But for me, the stock shop doesn’t have enough support from the back. And at times, it doesn’t feel secure enough when turning a rotating your head too quickly.

It just really doesn’t stick around my head. Let me know down below if you have the same issue or any other issues with the stock strap, but this head pad can fix these issues. Now I’m going to show you how to install it quickly, but before installing it, just a quick tip, get that stock head strap adjusted to you as best as you can, especially when adjusting the sizing strap. Don’t worry too much about the top headband itself; you can adjust it when you put on the headset. So when you’re done with that, take off the facial interface and then take the headband out. Now insert the band through the headband here and then insert it back onto the headset and then secure it in place. Then pull the pad back a bit. Next, open these up and then slide the straps inside here.

And then do the same thing on the other side. Then put the facial interface back. And that’s pretty much it. Pretty simple. Now each still can adjust the size straps if you need additional adjustments. Remember, if you want to tighten the straps, we’ll pull these outward and then loosen go inwards. And if you want more information on this, I do have a blog on the stock strap. It’s Tip Number 11 on this blog, and I’ll leave a link in the description if you want to check it out. So the head pads are made of TPU material. It’s very similar to the elite straps head pad. It’s soft; it feels durable, easy to clean, where you can use a wet cloth to wipe it down. It’s lightweight, it weighs only 60 grams, but it feels like a quality product.

It has this glossy textured Pattern Overlay on the front of the pad that gives that techie kind of look along with their logo at the bottom, but the backside of the head pad is smooth where it doesn’t have any of those patterns. I’m assuming it’s because of comfort because that’s where the head is resting against. Now overall, the head is pretty flexible, but it’s not enough where it doesn’t stand by itself, which is a definite plus. I’d rather not have it too soft or flexible where it loses its shape. I don’t anticipate getting worn or getting damaged.

This part holds the stock head strap and has the same material as the head pad. These inserts are just as flexible as the head pad itself; I think it’s a real benefit, especially if you want to take them on or off for reasons like cleaning. The overall sizing of this is very similar to Lee’s straps head pad, but the MBR version seems to be a bit wider, and the thickness is very close to the least transversion. But the MBR head pad seems to be a bit thicker, but not by much. Plus, it also has soft round edges, so it doesn’t cut into the skin when you rotate your head.

Now the reason why I’m a big fan of straps like the deluxe audio strap is because of the support on the base of the head, and this one does something similar it comes to base your head where it helps better balance the headset. Plus, when adjusting the stock has dropped, it makes it a lot more obvious now when positioning onto your head. Now without this headset for like when you’re rotating your head around the position, the strap can easily slip, and that’s where it causes a lot of the issues for some of us now as far as comfort with the head pad on the stock strap versus straps like the deluxe audio strap and even the lead strap I think those are more comfortable and better bounces the headset if you’re comparing the two.

Now you’ll notice here with the Li strap cuts the head better because it wraps around the base of the head more so than the head pad. So if you look at the top portion of the head pad almost lines up with the bottom, whereas the least stress bottom portion does not line up with the top, it goes in a bit more, and that’s partially the key for the last trap of balance in the headset. I feel more support. Also, with the deluxe audio strap, it wraps the back of the head better as well. It has this glossy textured Pattern Overlay on the front of the pad that gives that techie kind of look along with their logo at the bottom, but the backside of the head pad is smooth where it doesn’t have any of those patterns.

I’m assuming it’s because of comfort because that’s where the head is resting against. Now overall, the head is pretty flexible, but it’s not enough where it doesn’t stand by itself, which is a definite plus. I’d rather not have it too soft or flexible where it loses its shape. I don’t anticipate getting worn or getting damaged. This part holds the stock head strap and has the same material as the head pad. These inserts are just as flexible as the head pad itself; I think it’s a real benefit, especially if you want to take them on or off for reasons like cleaning. The overall sizing of this is very similar to Lee’s straps head pad, but the MBR version seems to be a bit wider, and the thickness is very close to the least transversion. But the MBR head pad seems to be a bit thicker, but not by much. Plus, it also has soft round edges, so it doesn’t cut into the skin when you rotate your head.

Now the reason why I’m a big fan of straps like the deluxe audio strap is because of the support on the base of the head, and this one does something similar it comes to base your head where it helps better balance the headset. Plus, when adjusting the stock has dropped, it makes it a lot more obvious now when positioning onto your head. Now without this headset for like when you’re rotating your head around the position, the strap can easily slip, and that’s where it causes a lot of the issues for some of us now as far as comfort with the head pad on the stock strap versus straps like the deluxe audio strap and even the lead strap I think those are more comfortable and better bounces the headset if you’re comparing the two.

Now you’ll notice here with the Li strap cuts the head better because it wraps around the base of the head more so than the head pad. So if you look at the top portion of the head pad almost lines up with the bottom, whereas the least stress bottom portion does not line up with the top, it goes in a bit more, and that’s partially the key for the last trap of balance in the headset. I feel more support. Also, with the deluxe audio strap, it wraps the back of the head better as well.

It doesn’t go in as much as the lead strap, but it cuts the back of the head more so than the head pad itself because the bottom portion, for me it is a bit loose even when I just did with the stock strap. Plus, I do miss the incremental adjustments for the knob because it’s much easier to adjust or tighten the strap during a game. Of course, you’re sharing the headset with others. But of course, these accessories are much more expensive compared to the head pad itself.

If you purchase the head pad, it doesn’t have a built-in battery like the elite battery strap or enhances audio like the deluxe audio strap. But there are options out there, like using a battery bank or using clip-on headphones that you can attach to the stock strap. And another big reason for many of us, we don’t have to worry about damaging it or breaking it like the lead strap. But I think the head pad saves the stock head strap from just being tossed to the side or just being an afterthought. I would consider using those stocks drop a lot more because it does help better balance the stock head strap. Plus, it does help the person last longer in the VR experience with this pad on rather than off.

But I have to say after prolonged use, and of course, this depends on the person’s head shape and size. It’s not as comfortable. Here are my final thoughts if you don’t want to upgrade the stock strap because maybe you want to save a bit of money or for other reasons. I recommend this product; it does provide better comfort for your stock head strap. But I also recommend using a better facial interface and only placement combined with the head pad, like using the NVR or the VR covers vs. pad kit.