What could be better after hard and long day than lay back on comfortable video game chair and start the play?
I can bet that this is also your method to relax. Everyone like to do this from time to time.
So what we need to make this moment epic? Yeah, of course – the best video gaming chair.
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I’m Dave and on my blog you can find a lot of reviews of the best chairs – both for work and also gaming chairs. But in this article I will focus only on the best chairs for video games. Hope you will enjoy and find something good for you. Actually I’m pretty sure you will, let’s start!
Types of Video Game Chairs
So what do you mean by saying you are looking for best video game chair? What do you expect?
I suppose that you may think about two kinds of chairs.
- XRocker Video Gaming Chairs
- Video Gaming Chairs for your PC (or PS4 or Xbox One when you are sitting at the desk)
Let’s quickly talk about each of category.
XRocker Video Game Chairs
A lot of people (and sometimes me too) call them Rocker gaming chairs. I will use here “XRocker video game chair” name because all chairs which I will describe in my article will be from X Rocker company.
This type of chairs are designed for people who love play in front of TV with maximum comfort. With XRocker video game chair you can immerse in world of every game because of in-built speakers and subwoofer which every X Rocker chair has.
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Some X Rocker video gaming chairs also has vibrations. Thanks to it you can feel the experience even more. Most of them are compatible with Playstation or Xbox console so sound connection is very simple and quick.
A few paragraphs below you can find the best XRocker video gaming chairs which I picked based on my experience and reviews of many, many other people.
Video Gaming Chairs for PC
If you prefer to play in front of your monitor and you don’t have big room to play this kind of video gaming chairs will be the best for you.
Video game chairs for PC are nothing else like regular, office chairs with better design and with features which help you play longer with comfort.
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Maybe you heard about companies like DXRacer or AKRacing. They are most popular video chairs companies. In my comparison you will find a few models from them.
I hope right now you know better which video game chair will be better for you. If you have big room and mostly play on your Xbox One or Playstation 4 console – choose first category. If you have smaller room or/and you play in front of your monitor (on your PC) second category is for you.
Best XRocker Video Game Chairs – My Top 4 Picks
X Rocker 51396 Pro Series with Pedestal Review
This is first game chair in my ranking. And there’s reason why I’ve chosen this specific model. It’s probably most popular (and maybe even one of first) gaming chair from X Rocker.
X Rocker sold thousands of this chair and it has over 1,300 reviews on Amazon, wow!
Overall rating is almost 4 which is fine if you see how many people reviewed X Rocker 51396. Always more people = a little bit lower rate of the product.
Ok, back to the chair – Why this model is worth of your attention? Af first if you even see the photo you can bet that’s very comfortable gaming chair. And it really is. People love this chair because of comfort it delivers. What is also important the chair is good for taller people which is not “must” in every game chair.
Item Dimensions: 23 x 28.5 x 23.5 in
Material Type: Vinyl
Sound: Subwoofer and 2.1 speakers
Similar to many (or almost all) X Rocker video gaming chairs this model has two speakers 2.1 with subwoofer. In some video game chairs people complain about the quality of the sound. But this model according to many reviews is much, much better. Deep bass and rich sound – this is what you can expect during your gaming sessions.
X Rocker 51396 offers us built-in radio wireless receiver and bluetooth transmitter so you can be sure that speakers in the chair won’t be useless.
Hopefully there is also option to connect PS4 to this chair. Actually you can connect every possible console like Xbox One or Wii as long as your TV has component slots. Wireless connection also works with console from Microsoft.
Some people may don’t like vinyl material of the chair. Actually for me it’s also a small disadvantage. But overall design of the chair is pretty cool anyway.
X Rocker 51396 video gamer chair has also pedestal. Thank to it you can tilt and swivel on the chair without necessity of moving chair when you want to change your position.
What is interesting you can connect this chair to other X Rocker video game chairs! So if your friend or brother has similar chair you can play together during multi-player games with one audio source.
Thanks to all these features X Rocker gaming chairs (this one and also others) are good not only for gaming but also for reading, watching TV or just resting after exhausting day.
X Rocker 51259 Review
X Rocker 51259 is another video game chair for adults from X Rocker. This model may looks similar to the previous one but it has a few differences.
At first this X Rocker chair doesn’t have pedestal. But in my opinion it’s not necessary feature and to being honest I don’t really like pedestals.
Material of this chair is for me much better than X Rocker 51396. Vinyl material looks much better and it’s easy to clean. Design of the chair is more minimalistic and even logo has no color which for me is advantage.
Padded headrest and gun-stock arms ensure comfortable play in video games for long hours. Arms have also ability to fold which could be useful for someone who needs easy storage of the chair.
X Rocker 51259 has 4 (!) speakers and subwoofer with Ace Bayou’s innovative AFM Technology. This kind of sound system will provide you the best experiences during your gaming sessions. Why? Keep reading.
Item Dimensions: 22.05 x 29.13 x 20.87 in
Material type: Padded vinyl with durable wood and metal frame covered
Sound: Speakers 4.1 with subwoofer which use Ace Bayou’s innovative AFM Technology
This video gaming chair has also additional vibration motors which is synchronized with bass. Imagine how cool is gaming with that kind of features!
As every X Rocker chair you can also connect this one to every console. You can use to it bluetooth or simple input/output jacks. What is also very important you don’t need remote to change your sounds volume. On the right side of the chair you will find control panel to volume up or down bass and volume.
So comparing to previous chair this one is for people who care more about good gaming experience with good sound, not only comfort. Yes, previous chair had good reviews of sound system but X Rocker 51259 is even better. And as I mentioned looks better (at least for me).
X Rocker 51259 video game chair similar to the previous chair has a lot of reviews on Amazon – over 600 and also very high rate (when I was checking it was over 4.1). Feel free to check these reviews here.
X Rocker 5172601 Review
Next video game chair is X Rocker 5172601. It’s not as popular as the first two but it’s probably because this model is newer.
What stand out this X Rocker gaming chair? Two things:
- Quality of materials. You can even say that when you look on the photo. It’s not vinyl anymore but it’s quality fabric which looks much better. Red lines on the edges add cool and sharp character.
- You can fold this chair. It’s crucial thing for many people. Not every have big living room where chair could stand all the time. A lot of people prefer to put their gaming chair in the closet. If you are one of them this video game chair is for you. No pedestal, possibility of folding and after the gaming session your room is clean and empty again, cool.
In this model we have only 2.1 speakers but subwoofer has Ace Bayou’s innovative Audio Force Modulation Technology. As always you can connect the sound system to your iPod, iPhone, PS4, Xbox One or actually whatever device you want.
Item dimensions: 32.28 x 36.81 x 20.89 in
Material type: Fabric
Sound: 2.1 speakers with subwoofer with Audio Force Modulation Technology
Again you can control your sound experience because of volume control which you will find on the right side of the chair. This is cool because when you sit on this chair I can bet that you won’t move your.. bottom from it 😉
Frame of the chair is really heavy and solid. Because of that it’s hard to move the chair from one place to another. But actually it’s kind of advantage – you know that this chair is solid and will endure every weight.
X Rocker 5142201 Review
X Rocker 5142201 is chair which on the first look could be similar to PC gaming chairs. But I think (or even I’m sure) that place of this chair is in this category.
Design of X Rocker 5142201 is very minimalistic. No color lines, no logos, looks almost like regular office chair. This is also the cheapest video game chair from my article.
The chair has two 2.1 speakers and subwoofer with Audio Force Modulation Technology. Speakers are hidden in the headrest which could be advantage for people who like simply design.
Item Dimensions: 22 x 27.5 x 21 in
Item Weight: 46 lbs
Material Type: Polyester Fabric
You can connect this chair to every console, iPad, iPod or any other device – exactly the same as previous chairs.
X Rocker 5142201 has also pedestal with tilt and swivel capabilities and arm rests which you can fold.
There’s also reason why this chair is cheaper than the previous one’s. A few people who have used this chair complained about material and padding. For some people it’s not enough comfortable. Of course there’s a lot of buyers who love this chair and its comfort but you need to know that it’s probably not as comfortable as previous X Rocker game chairs from my ranking.
This chair could be good for short gaming session, quick rest with your favorite show on the TV but if you want to play a lot of hours without breaks it could be hard because of the padding which I mentioned before. So it’s good chair but for not for demanding gamers.
Despite the padding issue chair has very good reviews on Amazon. About 4.0 stars and almost 200 reviews so maybe it isn’t that but as some people wrote, right? If you want to check these reviews click here.
Best Video Gaming Chairs for PC – My Top 4 Picks
DXRacer King Series Review
Ok, now it’s time to review a few video gaming chairs which will be better for your PC or if you play at the desk.
First chair which I picked to review from this category is DXRacer King Series. DXRacer is probably most popular gaming chair company and they are on the market long time.
Main difference between all DXRacer models is height & weight of user. King Series heigh limit is 6’2″ / 1.88 m. Because of that this video game chair has to be more solid than other models for lighter and smaller people. And also because of that the parts of the chair are better. So that’s why my choice was King Series.
Net Weight (Approximate) : 66.14 lb / 30kg
Gross Weight : 77.16 lb / 35kg
Weight Capacity : <300 lbs / 136.1 kg
Height Limit : <6’2″ / 1.88 m
Recommended Weight : 275 lbs / 124.74 kg
Recommened Height : 5’9″ / 1.75 m – 6’2″ / 1.88 m
BMI of Recommended User : <30
90° 4D Arms
Strong Aluminium Base
Carbon Look Vinyl and PU cover
3″ PU Casters
So what is special in DXRacer chair? At first you can be sure that chairs from this company are top on the gaming chairs market. Did you ever open something from Apple? I bet you did. Even opening the box is cool because of small details. All looks perfect.
Similar is with DXRacer. All details are top-notch.
What exactly offer DXRacer King Series? Profiled, ergonomic shape with two pillows for lumbar and neck. Personally I use DXRacer chair and I can tell that these two pillows are my life-saver. I always had problems with neck pain but pillow for neck helped me a lot.
Adjustable armrest are also cool because if you have high desk like me you can adjust your arm rests just like you need.
Quality of materials and design of DXRacer King is very good too. Deep foam ensure you enough comfort during the game.
DXRacer offer us 5 color versions of the chair. But in the offer they also have special editions with different designs.
AKRacing AK-7002 Review
AKRacing is second after DXRacer biggest video game chair company on the market. How they look like when we compare them to DXRacer?
Actually pretty good. I could even say that your choice could be very hard if you’d need to decide AKRacing vs DXRacer.
AKRacing chair also has two pillows, one for neck support and one for lumbar support.
Model which I already review – AK-7002 may has a little less deep foam on the seat but it all depends on model. I can bet that other, more expensive models have deeper foam.
What I really like in AKRacing 7002 is design. Black color with carbon add-ons looks fabulous.
Similar to DXRacer, AKRacing also has adjustable armrests but in contrast to DXRacer King Series, AKRacing doesn’t have 90° 4D Arms.
Backrest of the chair is adjustable. You could move 90-180 degrees. It’s nice when you want to lay back and rest for a while.
Weight: 25 kg
Foam Density: 55 kg/m³ (seat) 50 kg/m³ (back)
Armrest Pad Size: 26*9*2.5cm
Caster Size: 65mm*53mm
Package Size: 88x68x38cm
Weight Capacity: 150kg
Net Weight: 25kg
Gross Weight: 28kg
Colors: Black, Black/White
Solid base, quality materials and awesome design – this is what you can expect from AKRacing AK-7002.
AKRacing AK-7002 offer us two version of colors – black with carbon (aaawesoome!) and white.
Weight limit of the chair is 396 lbs which should be enough for most users.
I checked reviews of this chair and I could tell you that this game chair won’t be good for anyone. That’s why companies of the gaming chairs like DXRacer and AKRacing designed and they are selling such many different models. If you have wide hip seat could be too narrow for you. That’s also why I reviewed this specific model – above DXRacer chair is rather for bigger people – this AKRacing chair is for smaller.
If you want to check my full review of AKRacing AK-7002 click here.
Cougar Armor Gaming Chair Review
Cougar is a gaming company which produce stuff for gamers. In their offer you can find things like keyboards, mouse pads, computer parts and gaming chairs.
They released Cougar Armor Gaming Chair which is quite interesting choice if you are looking for good chair for your video gaming session.
Video game chair from Cougar is covered in breathable PVC leather with black and orange color. I must say that overall look of the chair is really, really good.
Similar to DXRacer and AKRacing Cougar video gaming chair has two pillows – for neck and lumbar support.
Weight Capacity: 120kg (264.55 lb)
Product Weight: 21kg (46.30 lb)
The chair has also regular features of gaming chairs like 180 degrees reclining, adjustable arm rests and height adjustments. What is cool Cougar chair has 3D adjustable armrests. This feature has only a few chairs from DXRacer and AKRacing so it’s definitely big advantage of Cougar chair.
For this moment Cougar has very good rates on Amazon. Actually I can’t even find bad word about this chair. There’s no many reviews but if you will find some, definitely the good one’s. If you want to check reviews on Amazon click here to read.
Because of cheaper price you have to expect that there are some disadvantages. The main is padding of the backrest which is not as deep and comfortable as in other video gaming chairs.
This chair is definitely good and cheap alternative for chairs like DXRacer or AKRacing. But again – it’s rather for smaller people than taller. Cougar don’t tell exact recommended height but it seems that chair is for people about 180 cm (5,8 ft).
Merax Racing Style Review
I reviewed Merax game chair before in my comparison Merax vs DXRacer chair but this time I want to show you different video gaming chair from Merax – Racing Style.
Merax Racing Style suit to this ranking because it could be used both for gaming at the desk but also in the front of the TV because of the footrest and reclining feature.
This Merax chair has included neck support and pillow for lumbar which is good when you play in front of the desk.
Because of the height of the chair it’s also good for big guys! Pretty nice when you see how much costs similar chairs which are designed for bigger people (Merax Racing Style is really cheap – click here to check).
Seat size: 20W x 20D inches
Seat height: 17 to 20.5 inches
Base: 29W inches
Actual weight: 37.48 pounds
Shipping weight: 56 pounds
Package dimensions: 48L x 26W x 10H
This video game chair is available in a few colors. Main color of the chair is black and you can choose color of the add-ons: blue, grey, green, orange, red and yellow.
Chair is covered with high quality PU which makes this product attractive in terms of look.
Merax Racing Chair has very good rates on Amazon – when I checked it was over 4.2 which is very good rating. Reviews from over 100 people what makes this rating even more valuable.
A lot of people like lumbar pillow of this chair but they are also guys which think that bottom pillow is a little bit firm.
Openwheeler Advanced Racing Seat Review (Bonus)
This is not typical gaming chair and that’s why I placed it here like a bonus.
Openwheeler Racing Seat is something for racing lover. If Need For Speed, Gran Turismo or game like that are your favorite you will love this chair.
In Openwheeler chair you will feet like in the sport car. This is Racing Simulator chair in shape of real sport car.
In this video game chair we won’t find armrests, pillows and features like in normal gaming chair. So what exactly this chair offers us?
Comfortable backrest in ergonomic shape is the basic of every good chair and that’s what we can expect from Openwheeler chair.
Assembled Height: 40.5 inches
Assembled Width: 22 inches
Weight: 55 Pounds
Product Dimensions: 37 x 16 x 16 inches
Also we have legs support and what is the most important – place for steering wheel!
Very important feature of this chair is adjustability. You can relive your back, change position of the seat, place of steering wheel, footrest – everything you want.
Chair for video racing games from Openwheeler have very good reviews on Amazon. When I was checking it was almost 5 (!) stars with over 100 reviews. To being honest I don’t remember chair with that good ratings.
We have to choose 6 colors of the chair: black, red, blue, yellow, orange and green. Everyone will find something for yourself.
Really you are here and read whole article with my all reviews of best video game chair?! Nice to know that! I hope that you enjoyed my comparison and find it useful. I really hope that you found something useful for you and from now your gaming will be much better than before.
Let me know in comments what you think about video gaming chairs which I reviewed above. Maybe you have your own favorites or you have questions about one of them? If so let me know and we can definitely talk about it in the comment section.
Good luck with your choice and speak to you in the comments section.