Gone are the days when 3D glasses were just a piece of cardboard with a blue and red lens. Technology today has come a long way. If earlier such devices were used exclusively in cinemas, today you can purchase a similar one for home use. There is a wide selection of these products in digital equipment stores.
It is necessary to immediately make a reservation that all products aimed at creating a three-dimensional image work according to a single principle — each eye sees its own image, which are then combined in the brain center responsible for vision, thanks to which the so-called third-dimensional effect is created. Choosing the right product can be quite difficult, but today’s article can help you a lot. Not only have we ranked the best 3D glasses on the market today, but we’ve also put together some helpful tips for potential buyers.
How to choose the right 3D glasses?
The principle of operation of the device is as follows: a TV or computer produces a certain encoding of the incoming picture in such a way that it is converted into two images that will overlap each other. One of them will be for the left eye, and the second for the right. When choosing equipment, pay attention to the frequency of operation — 120 or 144 Hz. The latter type is much better, since the picture will be updated much more often, but the specification of the computer or TV should be taken into account. In this case, it will be much easier to determine the specification.
In general, today there are two types of 3D glasses — passive and active. The first does not need a special power supply, while the second requires it in order to open and close the shutter. The brightness ratio should be optimal for viewing in the daytime with natural light or in the evening, when natural light becomes less.
Most often you can find on sale 3D glasses of the active type. They differ in decent overall dimensions, as they still have a battery and a button to turn off and on the transmitter. The latter is responsible for synchronizing the blinds for each eye, and he does this through a special on-screen display. With proper operation of the equipment, a different image will be shown to each eye. The shutter is controlled by a special infrared radiation, the principle of which is similar to an ordinary TV remote control.
Passive glasses look about the same as standard sunglasses. They are much cheaper compared to active models, but with their help it is unlikely that you will be able to fully experience the full depth of the image. If the TV has a maximum resolution of 1080p, then through such a device the quality of the picture reaching the user will decrease by about half. Please note that these goggles do not irritate the eyes.
All passive glasses are divided into analgesic and polarized. The first type is classic — it has two lenses, one red, the other blue. They are made from polyethylene and cardboard. The quality of color reproduction through such products is the worst. Polarizing models independently filter each image displayed on the screen, providing a full-fledged illusion of depth — they are used in almost every movie theater.
When we chose models to be included in the rating of the best 3D glasses, we mainly relied on all the points discussed above. In addition to them, user reviews and the value for money of products were taken into account. We tried to compile a review of not too expensive devices, so that every fan of such equipment could pick up something to his taste and budget.
Top 10 3D Glasses Models
10. Palmexx 3D-PX-200-PLUS
Our rating opens with a universal active type model, which fits almost 30 TV models from various manufacturers that can support this technology. Synchronization with the picture can be carried out via Bluetooth, the glasses work from the built-in battery, which will have to be charged. One battery charge will be enough to operate the device for a long time — about 20 hours of continuous use. The shutters are carefully synchronized and balanced at the manufacturing stage, so the picture is as lively and deep as possible. In addition, these glasses are characterized by excellent color reproduction, which is almost indistinguishable from natural. The length of the arms and their shape can be adjusted to suit every person, regardless of the shape of their head.
Synchronizing the device with the TV is quite simple — just turn on the glasses and hold them in close proximity to the TV for a while. The Bluetooth module turns on automatically, so there should be no problems with synchronization. In addition, the product has a fairly durable body that can withstand significant physical exertion.
- Gadget versatility;
- Connects to the TV via a stable Bluetooth channel;
- The glasses are well calibrated at the production stage;
- Long service life;
- Natural color rendition;
- Long work on a single battery charge.
- They are relatively expensive.
9. EPSON 3D glasses (ELPGS03)
Quality products made in Japan. Epson has a long history of manufacturing reliable imaging and transmission technology. In the production of the gadget, unique technologies were used, which made such glasses very popular among consumers. As a result, a person will see the most clear and voluminous picture, neither colors nor shapes will be distorted, regardless of the angle of view, no ghosting of the image was detected either. The model is compatible exclusively with the equipment of this brand — projectors, TVs, displays and so on. The product is placed in a high-quality plastic case with a rubberized coating. The temples of the glasses fit snugly around the contours of the head, without causing the slightest discomfort. The product looks quite stylish. The built-in battery holds a charge for a long time.
Ergonomics and functionality are well thought out, and the nose clip can be adjusted if necessary. It is worth noting that the 3D effect can be adjusted in the technique settings — to enhance it or make it less obvious. All volumetric details of the image are transmitted clearly, blurring was not detected, many users had the feeling that the picture could be touched. The glasses are connected to the image source via an ordinary Bluetooth channel, so there is no binding to wires, which is very convenient and allows you to watch movies at a considerable distance from the TV or projector.
- Packed quite tightly — there is no possibility that the products will be damaged during transportation;
- Excellent ergonomics — tightly fit the user’s head, it is possible to adjust the nose clip;
- Keep the battery charged for a long time;
- Even with prolonged viewing, they do not cause discomfort.
- No storage case;
- One of the most expensive on the market.
EPSON 3D glasses (ELPGS03)
8. Samsung SSG-5100GB
Outwardly, they are quite similar to the most ordinary sunglasses, only they look more modern, rather even futuristic, and the arms do not fold. They are delivered completely disassembled, but it is very easy to assemble them yourself — there are no problems with this. The lenses are additionally protected by a film, they themselves are quite strong: it is problematic to scratch them or otherwise damage them. At the top of the case is the power button. It is equipped with a dim LED indicator — while the glasses are working, it constantly glows with a barely noticeable green light. It is worth noting that the device has an original function: as soon as the 3D function is turned off on the TV, the device also turns off on its own, without user intervention. It does not use a battery, but a tablet-shaped battery — CR2025. Changing it is very simple: it is hidden behind a small cover, which must first be pulled down, after which it snaps off by itself.
While using this gadget, the effect of presence is provided even more than in the cinema. The temples are made of very soft plastic with the addition of rubber, so they do not fall off even from a small head, but they will not tighten a large head, causing discomfort. They are easy to care for — just wipe the lenses with a soft cloth before each viewing to brush off dust from them.
- Insignificant weight;
- They sit comfortably on the head, regardless of its size;
- Easy to change battery;
- They assemble very easily.
- The design of the developers turned out to be quite fragile, so the glasses should be handled as carefully as possible.
7. Dream Vision 3D Glasses Edge 1.2 by Volfoni
Another active product, however, it connects to the TV via infrared. This is much more convenient, since the range of the beam is much greater compared to the Bluetooth module, so you can watch movies in modern 3D format at a considerable distance from the screen without losing the signal. However, it should be borne in mind that the beam coverage angle is much smaller compared to the wireless channel, so it is best for the viewer to be directly in front of the TV. In any case, the deviation should be no more than 20 degrees. These glasses are also characterized by minimal battery consumption. One CR2025 battery will be enough for approximately 800 hours of continuous operation of the device.
The gadget has an attractive appearance, the design is durable and reliable, there is a universal rubber tip that allows you to fit your head more tightly and not be afraid that the glasses will fall to the floor when tilted. There are no on/off buttons for the device — the device is activated immediately after the 3D mode is turned on on the TV itself. The image quality is very high — objects do not have halos, regardless of the location of the viewer. The weight of the glasses is only 56 grams, so the user practically does not feel them for a long time. The device has the most modern liquid crystal lenses, which work almost instantly, creating excellent picture quality.
- Insignificant weight;
- Tightly fit to the eyes, allowing you to fully experience the immersion in what is happening on the screen;
- Excellent workmanship and assembly;
- Minimum electricity consumption;
- Automatic switching on and off;
- Installed ultra-modern lenses.
- They are very expensive.
Dream Vision 3D Glasses Edge 1.2 by Volfoni
6. JVC PK-AG1-BE (3D Glasses)
Products from another well-known company engaged in the manufacture and sale of digital equipment for many years. These glasses are equipped with an active liquid crystal shutter, they can be used to view 3D images (not only movies, but also pictures, presentations obtained using similar technology) on TVs, projectors, monitors, laptop screens, if they support similar technology. Products are manufactured using the most modern technologies, which allows for about 37% transparency and a high level of penetrating brightness. This allows you to watch movies on the screen even during the daytime without dimming the room. A rechargeable battery is used here as a power supply element, and the charger is supplied with the device. It also comes with a very handy storage case. It is made of soft fabric materials, so dust will not accumulate on the glasses — there is no need to wipe them regularly.
Products are connected to the image source via a dedicated radio channel, which is even more convenient than an infrared emitter. With the help of this technology, it is possible to achieve wide viewing angles — up to 170 degrees. The shutter switching speed is in the range from 96 to 144 Hz, depending on the charge level. At the same time, on one battery, the device can work up to 100 hours. The overall dimensions of the device are 168x48x165 mm and weighs 56 grams.
- Communicate with a TV or other image source via radio;
- Increased viewing angles;
- High frequency of curtain operation;
- Battery charger included;
- Turns on and off automatically.
- There is no indication of the battery, so it is difficult to determine how long the charge will last.
JVC PK-AG1-BE (3D Glasses)
5. Philips PTA436/00
Initially, these products were developed exclusively for fans of computer and console games. The design of the glasses does not provide for electronic elements, respectively, batteries or accumulators are also not provided here, moreover, they are lightweight, which allows them to be worn for a long time without discomfort. If, before playing in the usual 2D format, the player had access to his field only on one half of the screen, then with the help of these glasses the functionality turned out to be much wider — the user is able to follow what is happening with his character in full screen mode.
These polarized glasses are made using the original FPR (Film Pattern Retarder) technology, thanks to which the picture is as clear as possible, no flickering was noticed. The products are easily compatible with all passive 3D image sources. Comes with two goggles and two storage cases made from cleaning cloth. The lenses are wide angle. They have a slight bend, which is why they are suitable for all users, including those who wear glasses or contact lenses. At the top of the frame, you can find a hook to connect the glasses to the player’s glasses.
- Does not require batteries;
- Suitable for people who wear glasses
- Fit well to the head
- They have decent viewing angles;
- Can be used on any TVs, monitors and projectors that support passive 3D technology.
- For polarized glasses with no electronic parts, they are quite expensive;
- Good for computer and console games, but when watching movies, the color reproduction still leaves much to be desired.
4. BenQ 3D Glasses DGD5
This model is designed to work with projectors manufactured by BenQ and supporting DLP Link technology, with which you can fully immerse yourself in the virtual content environment. With these glasses, you can not only watch various films, but also enjoy computer games, carefully study presentations, and so on. With their help, a full-fledged playback of a stereoscopic 3D image is ensured, which in terms of quality is in no way inferior to a three-dimensional movie released in the highest resolution. These glasses are ideal for both home use and educational use.
The products look very stylish, equipped with rounded temples with the ability to adjust. They cover the head almost around the entire circumference, so you can not be afraid that the glasses will fall off your eyes. The device is equipped with a built-in battery, the charger is supplied with it. Energy consumption is negligible — one full battery charge will be enough for about 160-180 hours of continuous operation. Lenses are characterized by a decent amount of transmitted light, so it is best to look at the three-dimensional image in a darkened room.
- Carefully thought-out ergonomics of the model;
- High operating frequency — about 130 Hz;
- Increased temple length;
- A reliable battery is installed, the resource of which will last for a very long time.
- The glasses are equipped with fairly light lenses;
- The product is only compatible with BenQ brand models.
BenQ 3D Glasses DGD5
3. Xiaomi XGIMI DLP Link G102L
We are excited to present the products that came in third place in our ranking of the best 3D glasses. Xiaomi is already quite well known to the Russian consumer, largely due to its affordable and decent quality products. The company’s engineers decided not to stand aside, but to release their own version of 3D glasses. They did not succeed in universal products — the model is designed exclusively to work with the XGIMI multimedia projector. The glasses are equipped with a convenient and reliable automatic shutter function, thanks to which it was possible to ensure the sequence of the picture and its instant transmission. All this greatly improved the quality of the image.
The power source here is a proprietary battery, the resource of which is consumed very slowly — it can work on a single charge up to 350 hours. The glasses are characterized by significant viewing angles, which also has a positive effect on picture quality. During testing, it was found that the model is compatible with projectors and even TVs capable of supporting 3D DLP-LINK READY technology. The maximum frequency of the glasses is 144 Hz, the weight of the device is 32.3 grams, which is very small for active glasses. A microfiber cloth is included with the case. The response time is about 1.5 ms.
- For an active type model, an acceptable cost;
- Insignificant mass;
- For a long time, the glasses work on a single battery charge;
- Reliability and high build quality.
- Not all multimedia products can work with 3D DLP-LINK READY technology.
Xiaomi XGIMI DLP Link G102L
2. MITSUBISHI EY-3DGS-1U
This product works exclusively with a 3D emitter, which comes with glasses. It is designed not only to process the signal and transmit its model, but also to speed up the work of the glasses themselves, which makes watching movies more comfortable. The kit is a universal tool that can be used in conjunction with any device that supports the technology of three-dimensional content playback. The ergonomics of the products are thought out very carefully, due to which the glasses will be comfortable for everyone, including people who wear glasses. The design is powered by a small coin-type lithium-ion battery. The glasses have a three-position infrared receiver designed to receive signals from the emitter.
The product is equipped with a liquid crystal shutter, the opening and closing of which is precisely under the control of the emitter. Under the receiver of infrared rays is a nasal pad. It can be removed if necessary. The power switch is equipped with an LED indicator. After use, the glasses will have to be turned off manually. The glasses can operate on a single battery up to 70 hours — such an insignificant indicator is associated with the operation of the emitter, since signal processing from infrared rays requires much more energy than when working with infrared radiation, a radio channel or a Bluetooth channel.
- A three-dimensional image with the help of such glasses is obtained as close as possible to the real one in all respects;
- It is convenient to use for adults, children, as well as people with glasses;
- The shutters operate much faster due to the use of infrared rays for signal transmission.
- The signal goes through the emitter;
- Very high cost.
Well, here is the leader of our review of the best 3D glasses. In terms of its key characteristics, it does not differ too much from the previous model, but it will cost users almost four times cheaper. The device works on the technology of signal transmission by infrared beam — we have already considered the positive and negative aspects of this method earlier. The design provides a built-in rechargeable battery, the resource of its work will be enough for 60 hours of continuous use. One of the key differences from all other devices included in our rating is the presence of an LED battery indicator, so the user will always know how long the glasses can count on. The case is made of rubberized plastic with a soft touch coating, which is pleasant to the skin, does not stick to it and does not cause discomfort during prolonged use.
The design is designed in such a way that even people with poor eyesight can use these glasses. The signal input format is recognized automatically, which greatly expands the capabilities of this product. The ergonomics of the device are carefully thought out, besides, it has a small weight. Comes with a storage case and a small soft cloth for dusting.
- Excellent workmanship and assembly;
- The glasses are compatible with most TVs, projectors and so on;
- Can be worn by people who use glasses;
- Long service life;
- There is a battery charge indicator.
- Look a little bulky;
- However, they are much more expensive than most of the models included in the review.
In conclusion, a useful video
So our rating of the best 3D glasses has ended. We tried to collect as much information as possible on each gadget, to give you the most clear and correct idea about it. If the data is still not enough, or some points were not clear to you, write to us in the comments — we will try to figure out the issues that have arisen together. If you have your own experience of using such devices, share it with us and other readers.