The point of VR is to be able to fully immerse yourself in the experience, right? Whether you’re gunjacking enemies or enjoying 360-degree video, audio is an essential part of the package. So what do you do when the audio doesn’t sync properly with the video inside your Gear VR? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Why is your audio not syncing
Sometimes when using headphones, you may encounter a serious problem. Your audio is out of sync with any game or experience you are playing in Gear VR. This problem occurs in a variety of ways, but they are all a problem when you are trying to enjoy virtual reality.
You may experience a delay of 1 to 5 seconds, and you may also hear popping, crackling, or sound distortion. No matter what is causing the problem, if you can’t really hear what’s going on, you won’t be able to fully enjoy the experience. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to the problem, even if it is not perfect. This is because Bluetooth headphones or battery settings may be the cause of the problem.
What to do with Bluetooth headphones
Many of us prefer to use Bluetooth headphones even when we are not in VR. This eliminates the need for any nasty wires and lets you enjoy your music in peace, right? Well, that might be one of your problems. The Gear VR has an intermittent issue that causes Bluetooth headphones to not sync properly with the VR headset.
Some Bluetooth headphones allow you to avoid audio delay.
This means you may experience delays in your audio, or deal with audio that jumps, skips, or stutters. Unfortunately, if the problem occurs because you are using Bluetooth headphones, then there really is only one option. You’ll have to go ahead and plug in a pair of wired headphones. Once you do that, you will no longer have problems with latency or audio skipping.
It’s worth noting that some Bluetooth headphones will avoid audio delay. However, it is impossible to determine exactly which headsets will work correctly and which will not. It also tends to depend on application to application whether Bluetooth will work correctly. For this reason, if you’re having trouble, it’s best to switch back to wired headphones. It’s a little less comfortable due to the cord, but it will give you the sound you want.
Alternatively, if you’re playing the Gear VR at home alone, you can always ditch the headphones entirely. This isn’t a perfect solution as you will be able to hear ambient noises in your physical environment, but if you only have Bluetooth headphones this is a quick fix to help you until you find a good pair of wired headphones.
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