Relatively new is the DXRacer King Series . While in the F- and D-Series, only a racing name and the reverence of the real racing seat value, it has now become clear that everyone wants to call a gaming chair their possession. And not just those who play Need for Speed and Forza.
Meanwhile, the DXRacer King Series has become the most popular series of DX models established.
So it has separated from the pure racing terms such as drifting and Formula to address all gamer groups. The name ” DXRacer King”, inter alia, refers to the physical proportions for which this chair is suitable. Or. for which this chair is also suitable. Because the chair is, of course, backwards compatible from its maximum load limits.
Some facts about the King Series:
- Frame, base, upholstery, rolls & Co. are extremely robust and carry up to 150kg according to themanufacturer.
- The K series is equipped with armrests that can be adjusted in four directions at the push of a button and optimally adjusted.
- Pleasantly soft, adjustable lumbar & neck pillows allow for an individually ergonomic sitting position.
- The King Series meets the highest quality standards and, in my opinion, offers unmatched seating comfort
- The King is more generously dimensioned from head to toe, looks particularly high-quality and stable and the offer of DXRacer as a king among the gaming chairs .
- Together with the ProX and the noblechairs , the K-Series is my top recommendation and also very popular among the readers!
Flagship of DXRacer: King Series
I’ve already hinted: The King Series models are also suitable for the heavier and larger gamers. While the manufacturer states that the DXRacer chair is suitable for body sizes of 180-200cm, as always there are plenty of testimonials from gamers who are tallies or smaller. I have sorted carefully: overall, one can say that the chair is actually also suitable for gamers who are 170cm-205cm tall. The backrest and seat measurements confirm that – you can see that when you scroll down.
More freedom for the King!
In the case of the DXRacer King Series, it seems that the customers’ opinions at Amazon & Co. have been heard – because, in particular, wider-built customers have complained about the side parts that protrude from the seats on the right and left. These have massively restricted the space for butts. Here, however, there are more generous seat dimensions – and load limits of up to 150kg. For most of us, the K-Series is therefore very well suited and offers comfort like no other chair.
Other variants of the King series
The King Series is available in common colors. Personally, I have chosen the plain black model, but I think that the colored versions are also very attractive.
There are also accessories: The manufacturer’s racing wheels are also suitable for the King series. These are much quieter and roll off more easily, so the floor will not scratch and you will not get caught on cables. In addition, there is a particularly large and comfortable U-shaped neck pillow, which in some provides a more ergonomic posture of the cervical spine and is simply more comfortable. You will find both accessories in the range of Caseking – just follow one of the buttons.
Features of the DXRacer King series
This chair is also suitable for taller and heavier people. But that does not mean that people who are 170cm tall and weigh 70kg can not sit comfortably on it – on the contrary. I call the DXRacer King series backwards compatible. The specified 200cm and 150kg are just maximum values . Much of it is equally suitable, as you can see in my size guide to the K-Series.
The models from the K-Series are covered with high-quality PU leather, which can shine with appropriate quality and breathability. As always, the gaslifts are TÜV-tested and, in cooperation with the massive frame, they also hold a lot of weight. The backrest can be swiveled up to 135 °. Lumbar and neck pillows are of course included.
The King Series 4-D armrests can be moved forward / backward, up / down and in / out, and rotate. The surface is pleasantly soft and protects the elbows.
You can see the adjustable cushions of the K-series optimally support the neck and lordosis. The 85cm high backrest effectively offers plenty of free space in the width (measured 39cm between the seat back) – just like the seat (measured front 43cm, rear 37.5cm).
The padding on the King is pleasantly soft, the cover robust, noble and easy to clean. The seat is also even and does not exert any unpleasant pressure during longer sitting sessions.
The 5 point steel base is not only extremely stable, but also visually an eye-catcher. Rubber knobs at the ends provide optimal support when you put your feet on it. The extra large wheels of the K-Series are quiet and floor-friendly.
The construction of the chair
As usual from my other tests, the setup went very easy. No extra tools are needed and the items are worked precisely enough so that hand grips are straightaway and no frustration comes up. Within 20-30 minutes, the structure is ticked off. If one does not know any further on one point, the clear instructions, which additionally have a QR code, which – once scanned with a smartphone – will reveal the view of a detailed montage video. In my video for the test report you will find the entire setup in timelapse.
Interim conclusion to the King Series
When it comes to handling the individual parts – backrest, seat, castors, aluminum base and Co. – it immediately stands out that they are generously dimensioned and sturdier on the King series than on “smaller” gaming chairs. I also noticed positively the wheels, which are gummed softer than the standard wheels of the competition and roll much quieter. A nice little feature are also the rubber studs on the ends of the base, which should prevent slipping of the feet. Quality and workmanship are at a high level and so there are no unclean seams, scratches or inferior plastic parts.
The gaming throne: Since I’ve been sitting on the Vertagear SL4000 for a long time , I immediately noticed the enormous freedom for thighs and shoulders. Overall, the King Series offers less “aggressive” support than many of the cheaper chairs – smaller, less intrusive seat back and seat backs. While this may lose some of the racing feel, the generosity offered by the K Series will be well compensated. You literally feel like sitting on a throne – or in a comfortable armchair.
The upholstery: The cold foam has a density of 54 kg per m³ – that not only speaks on paper for longevity, but I was optimally put into practice. The sitting feeling is not too soft and certainly not too hard. The King Series is thus somewhere between the AKRacing ProX and the Noblechairs EPIC .
Freedom for the thighs: Especially gamers with wider thighs or an overall wider stature often cause problems with chairs with excessive lateral support. If the first impression is often good there, it disappears only too quickly when it is uncomfortable at all corners and ends. Personally, I would always give preference to the nature of the K series in front that convey better sports car feeling but in the long run too narrow.
Ergonomic qualities: Anyone who believes that all of their generosity will lose their ergonomics will reassure me. The two adjustable support cushions make it easy to maintain a healthy posture. The individually adjustable armrests do the rest for a comfortable, healthy sitting position.
Adjustments: How flexible is the DXRacer King Series?
- 5-D armrests:
You’ve probably already wondered what the fifth direction should be – so I was before the review synonymous. As you would expect from modern chairs, you can adjust the height of the backrest, turn it, push it forwards and backwards and adjust it in or out. In addition, you can put the King on the entire armrest including bracket further inward and outward. To do this, loosen two screws at the bottom and then add about 2 centimeters of extra play – not much, but at least. Strictly speaking, this is not another direction, but with DXRacer this feature is described as “5D”.
From 90 to 135 degrees everything is in – stepless. Other chairs can be brought even further into the horizontal (up to 170 °), but this makes little sense, unless you like to play dentist on his Zocker chair. The tested King also has a rocker function that can be arbitrarily locked and adjusted in terms of sensitivity.
- Lumbar and neck pillow:
The lumbar pad glides up and down two straps as you wish. The neck pillow – if you turn it over from the top over the backrest as usual – can not be adjusted very far down. For smaller people, however, is an extra extra plastic clip, with which attach the cushion alternatively, and so on can push down.
- Seat height:
The seat can be adjusted in a range of almost 10 centimeters over the stepless gas lift in height.
For which gamers is the DXRacer K Series chair suitable?
As always, the “official” information from shops and manufacturers give a mixed picture: Sometimes you read something from 175-185 cm and sometimes 180-200 cm. In terms of carrying capacity, it looks similar: was it for a while, the King would carry up to 180 kg, it is now said that the upper limit would be 150 kg. Maybe because the new Tank Series with its max. Load of 200 kg would like to make it more attractive? I can only speculate there but the mandatory weight-peak when falling let the King at 180kg probably do not like.
I am 189 cm tall and very comfortable in the K series. If you’ve watched my test video – it’s worth it! – then you have seen that even a petite person with 170 cm height sits comfortably on the King.
My personal experience and feedback from the community as well as Amazon reviews included, I come to the following recommendation in the King Series Test: In the body size, the owner should measure between 170 cm and 205 cm and bring a maximum of 150-180 kg on the scales.
Color variants & accessories
Available colors: In the assortment of relevant shops, the usual colors are also found on the King. Red, green, blue, white, gray and black – there should be something for everyone. Personally, I like it simple and have decided in my test – as usual – for black.
Accessories: Actually, the King comes with everything the gamer’s heart desires. But if you want, you can get one or two small upgrades. I especially recommend the Blade wheels, which allow the king to glide gently on parquet or laminate on even quieter feet. You can then save an office chair pad.
If you value a pleasant posture of your head, then you should take a look at the optional pillow in U-shape – I myself could test it on various DXRacers and was quite pleased.
Overview: My impression in the King Series Test
My opinion about the King Series
The King offers slightly less support and racing feel than smaller Gamer armchairs, but boasts extra generous dimensions that give the occupant more freedom and consistently high seating comfort for many hours. Personally, I definitely prefer the seating experience on the K Series.
In addition, I noticed positively in the test the rolling wheels and the overall more robust design. There are small plus points for the anti-slip points on the aluminum base as well as for the 5-fold adjustable armrests.
When it comes to quality, the King only has to beat the current top dogs of noblechairs .
For me, the King is currently one of the best gamer chairs on the market. It combines the most important aspects that I value in my tests: The quality is great, the adjustability leaves nothing to be desired, it can be optimally adapted to the user, is still very comfortable even after long periods of sitting and looks impressive and noble out. If you are in the range of 170cm to 195cm the chair will definitely suit you – even if you bring a few kg more on the scales. Look at my size advice above and if he visually pleases you, then take action. The King Series is all around impressive and worth the money – I spend many hours every day!