If you're looking for the very best in virtual reality, you've got two options right now: the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. They were released at almost the same time, and they fundamentally do the same thing: offer a high-end VR experience powered by a gaming PC. Still, they've got some basic practical and philosophical differences. It's hard to say that one is a clear winner, especially in the long term — after all, I gave them both the same review score. But if you're considering buying one, "we" hash out the basic factors to consider above.