In this article we take a look at the best FPV video goggles available on the market. Buying the right FPV goggles is very important step when starting out flying first person view quadcopters. Learn what to look for when choosing the right headset.
Choosing the right goggles will be much easier if you first read the additional information about video goggles we've put together in our article: Component Spotlight: FPV Video Goggles. The article covers the fundamental and technical concepts surrounding video goggles which will help you gain a basic understanding before diving in and buying a set.
Crashing is a part of drone flying - its a fact. That means you will spend time fixing and replacing parts on your multirotor. The great thing about video goggles is they are a purchase that lasts. Goggles stay put on your head while your drone goes wizzing around in the air. The simple fact is you can't crash your goggles unless you fall over on your face. (Sit before you fly, trust us!)
We always suggest to think of your goggles as an investment, not just a cost. A good set of goggles can make your FPV experience much more enjoyable. Plus, you can get a lot of use out of them them if you take good care. That being said, buying a cheap set of goggles to test the water and quickly upgrading to a second set isn't a bad thing either. Having a second set of goggles is always great for giving other people a ride along as you fly yourself!
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These entry level selections are the perfect option if you're looking to test the first person flying waters. For beginners are looking to get into micro FPV or buy their first Tiny Whoop, these goggles are for you.
You won't find top of the line features, but you will find a solid, affordable way to watch that live video from your quadcopter. If you purchase one of these sets, find you love FPV (there's a good chance you will), and upgrade to a new set, you will be left with a second set of goggles which is not a bad thing.
These goggles are our favorite low range pick for quite a few reasons. For roughly $80 these goggles come with a whole mess of features including the ability to detach the screen, screw it to a tripod, and use it independently. This is perfect for those who later upgrade and wish to then use these as an external monitor.
There are some cheaper options out there like the Eachine VR-007 or the Quanum Cyclops, but you loose some great features and only save a little bit of money. We would suggest considering an omni-directional antenna for these goggles as it will help improve quality and range.
Browse: Eachine - EV800 Video Goggles
The VR D2's are a box style goggle with top level features. This kit includes a 5" screen, diversity video receiver, and DVR at a very affordable price. The kit includes everything you need including a directional and omni-directional antenna. The included battery also comes with a charger. The only missing feature is an audio output. For those on a tight budget looking for something that lasts without plan of upgrading too soon, this is a perfect choice.
Browse: Eachine - VR D2 Video Goggles
The Teleporter series from Fat Shark is their lowest end headset style goggle. From this price point, headset goggles can reach $500+ dollars. That means you are getting a very basic feature set in the V5's. The biggest consideration is the screen which is a 320 x 240 25 degree FOV screen. It will appear quite small in your vision compared to other headset and especially box style goggles.
We really only recommend these goggles for someone who must have a headset style goggle and is on a tight budget.
Browse: Fat Shark - Teleporter V5
These mid level goggles are where things start to get more serious. You'll find higher price points, but more higher end features. You'll be less likely to upgrade from these to a higher end goggle. Depending on your budget, these options could be the sweet spot for you.
The Dominator SE's are an easily reconizable orange and black mid-range headset goggle. These goggles have an FPV minded feature set in a top-range form factor. The only big missing features are the lack of HDMI input and 3D functions. These are seldom used in many cases which makes this goggle a great balance of features and price when compared to the top level offerings.
Browse: Fat Shark - Dominator SE
The Headplay HD's are the highest end box-style goggle we recommend. Some people prefer these vs the headset style and the quality you get from this headset is great. The high resolution screen is supported on your head with a curved piece the extends from the goggle body. An HDMI connection allows you to hook these up to any HD source like a ProSight or DJI drone. If a quality picture and
Browse: HeadPlay HD FPV Goggles
The GS922 are a headset goggle offering from Boscam. These goggles are the only in its price range to include an integrated diversity video receiver. If you're looking for a headset goggle with a focus on video quality, these are a great option in this price range. You will need to invest in a battery to power these goggles.
Browse: Boscam - GS922 Video Goggles
These high end options are going to be what you'll find most of the top pilots using - and for good reason. These goggles have the best features available, but come at a price. These options are going to be good long term investments.
At this point the HD3 is THE goggle we recommend on high end goggle market. There are other options out there, but the wild popularity of the Fat Sharks and the feature set of these goggles is unmatche. The Dominator HD3's take the successful parts of the HD2's & V3's and combine them into what we consider the current top runner goggle set.
On top of all the standard top-level features this is the first goggle to have an auto adapting display that displays either a standard or widescreen input in it's native aspect ratio. No more stretching of analog video to fit, you'll always get a true picture. You'll need to buy your choice of video receiver module and video antenna to use these goggles.
Browse: Fat Shark - Dominator HD3
Last updated on February 23, 2017