Secretlab vs Arozzi vs DXRacer vs Maxnomic vs AKRacing vs Vertagear vs Noblechairs

Looking around for best PC gaming chairs? This Secretlab vs Arozzi vs DXRacer vs Maxnomic vs AKRacing vs Vertagear vs Noblechairs vs Herman Miller comparison review will help you arrive at the best PC gaming chair that could as well serve as an office chair or study chair.

Perhaps the biggest question to answer this far is, why buy a PC gaming chair and not console gaming chairs or even bean bags? Why don’t you just sit on your sofa and do your thing?

You will first agree with me that gaming chairs, in general, are designed to give you comfort. This allows you to sit down and game for longer hours without getting worn out that fast. For the record, a gaming chair is not 100% guarantee against fatigue and body pains, they just enable us to sit properly in a more comfortable posture.

What about the difference between PC gaming chairs and console gaming chairs? Here, there’s one thing I want you to note; while console gaming chairs just give us comfort when gaming, PC gaming chairs improve on our sitting posture and also offer comfort features. That said, it is clear that PC gaming chairs are better than console gaming chairs.

However, shopping for the best PC gaming chair is the real problem. There are a whole lot of brands and models available. But as is our shopping motto, we focus on the top brands only; the likes of Secretlab, DXRacer, Herman Miller, Arozzi, AKRacing, Vertagear, and the rest.

Today, we want to review these top brand to see how they stack up against each other.

DXRacer PC Gaming Chairs

In the beginning, DXRacer made sports car seats only. After a few years, the company decided to venture into the gaming market by crafting some avant-garde gaming chair designs. In 2006, for example, DXRacer started producing eSports gaming chairs. Today, DXRacer PC gaming chairs are not only synonymous with eSports, but gaming enthusiasts also use it for daily gaming, as well as studying. The large chairs can also be used as office chairs.

Today, DXRacer has a range of PC gaming chairs.  The catalog of the brand is divided today into 11 product lines. The entry-level is the “Formula Series,” and the high-end “Tank series.” Prices start from $250 to $700.

DXRacer Formula Series

Although it is an entry level DXRacer gaming chair, the materials and comfort provided are still of higher quality than what can be found in a classic office chair. Unfortunately, if you have a big body, this one is not your size. DXRacer Formula Series only supports players of up to 100 kg, with a height between 160 and 180 cm.

  • Supported size: 5’3-5’9
  • Max capacity: 100 kg
  • Armrests: 3D
  • Max recline backrest: 90 ° -135 °
  • Product weight: 22 kg
  • Cover: PU leather

DXRacer Racing Series

By moving in the range a little above, we get a bigger seat. The capacity remains the same, and the materials have not changed. Thanks to its larger seating area as well as the backrest, the maximum supported size increases. It can suit you if you are up 5’4 to 6’3 without problems. If you are looking for cheap DXRacer gaming chairs, this is your match.

  • Supported size: 175-195 cm
  • Max capacity: 100 kg
  • Armrests: 3D
  • Max recline backrest: 90 ° -135 °
  • Product weight: 22 kg
  • Cover: PU leather

DXRacer Racing Pro Series

In the pro version, the design is similar to the previous Racing version. What changes mainly is the capacity both regarding weight and height. The Racing Pro Series suits gamers from 100 kg to 115 kg. Also, the armrests are adjustable in 4D: height, front to back, and in 2 rotations.

  • Supported size: 165-195 cm
  • Max capacity: 115 kg
  • Armrests: 4D
  • Max recline backrest: 90 ° -135 °
  • Product weight: 22 kg
  • Cover: PU leather

DXRacer Racing Shield Series

Here the main change is mostly aesthetic. However, I do not understand why we are regressing regarding capacity. The Racing Shield Series doesn’t add any capacity and in fact, drops from 115 kg to 100 kg. In any case, it is at the moment the least desirable considering the price.

  • Supported size: 5’4-6’3
  • Max capacity: 100 kg
  • Armrests: 3D
  • Max recline backrest: 90 ° -135 °
  • Product weight: 22 kg
  • Cover: PU leather

DXRacer Drifting Series

In this series, the design of the backrest changes a bit to add thicker edges thus allow better support of the back. On the other hand, if you are a big size one will have to opt for another line of product. It can support a maximum of 100 kg and player heights between 5’3 and 5’9.

  • Supported size: 160-180 cm
  • Max capacity: 100 kg
  • Armrests: 3D
  • Max recline backrest: 90 ° -135 °
  • Product weight: 22 kg
  • Cover: PU leather

DXRacer Iron Series

This series is aptly named because it is designed for big jigs. 130 kg capacity is more than enough for most people. Here the base is made of aluminum which makes it stronger. If you are looking for a chair, you can game with or even use in the office; this is your match. Everything about it is just awesome, save for the high price!

  • Supported size: 5’2-6’3
  • Max capacity: 130 kg
  • Armrests: 4D
  • Max recline backrest: 90 ° -135 °
  • Product weight: 30 kg
  • Cover: PU leather and faux leather
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DXRacer King Series

In this series, the capacity is further increased. This is a big chair, built in a strong and sturdy design. It is suitable for the big boys weighing up to 150 kg and measuring 5’9 all the way to 6’6. The armrests are 4D for better arm positioning, especially for FPS gamers.

  • Supported size: 180-200 cm
  • Max capacity: 150 kg
  • Armrests: 4D
  • Max recline backrest: 90 ° -135 °
  • Product weight: 30 kg
  • Cover: PU leather

DXRacer Work Series

The main change is in the head cushion which becomes more ergonomic. The cushion at the lumbar level is also bigger. Unfortunately, we are going down from a capacity of 150 kg on the DXRacer King to 130 kg for this model. For those looking for DXRacer gaming chairs for office use, here is a great choice, and affordable too!

  • Supported size: 160-185 cm
  • Max capacity: 130 kg
  • Armrests: 3D
  • Max recline backrest: 90 ° -120 °
  • Product weight: 26 kg
  • Cover: PU leather

DXRacer Sentinel Series

The addition of the Sentinel Series is the return of the 4D armrests that had disappeared since the Iron series. Here the padding is made of an anti-cold foam. Also, we move to a higher stage regarding solidity. With a maximum capacity of 160 kg, you can be sure that this chair will be strong enough. Here we are dealing with a high-end model, very expensive but all the same, worth the price.

  • Supported size: 180-205 cm
  • Max capacity: 160 kg
  • Armrests: 4D
  • Max recline backrest: 90 ° -135 °
  • Product weight: 35 kg
  • Cover: high-quality PU leather

DXRacer Boss Series

Do you want to have room on your chair? So the BOSS series from DXRacer is for you. The seat and backrest are wider than those of the previous series bringing more comfort. We reach here a capacity of 200 kg. It’s just amazing. Thus we arrive at the very high end of DXRacer. We are starting to reach relatively large sums. After if you can afford it, you are sure to have a quality product that will last you for years.

  • Supported size: 5’9-6’7
  • Max capacity: 200 kg
  • Armrests: 3D
  • Max recline backrest: 90 ° -120 °
  • Product weight: 33 kg
  • Cover: high-quality PU leather

DXRacer Tank Series

Here is the ultimate model of DXRacer, the most upscale possible. Here the difference is in the head cushion that was missing in the Boss series. The armrests are 4D and are upholstered using high-grade PU leather.

  • Supported size: 5’9-6’5
  • Max capacity: 200 kg
  • Armrests: 4D
  • Max tilt backrest: 90 ° -135 °
  • Product weight: 33 kg
  • Cover: high-quality PU leather

In my opinion, the most interesting DXRacer gaming chairs are the DXRacer Formula, Racing Pro, the King and finally the DXRacer Tank. Take the Formula if you have a normal body size. If you need a little more, the Racing Pro will do just fine. For those who are a little bigger, the DXRacer King is the best choice. Finally, the DXRacer Tank is made for those who wish to have the best of the best DXRacer PC gaming chair.

Summary

The thing we can deduce from all this is that DXRacer gaming chairs are quite expensive. Before having a chair capacity of about 150 kg, you have to go up to the King series which costs over $400, while a similar model from KLIM is also of good quality and less expensive. Then as I said in the introduction, these chairs are expensive because it is a renowned brand. But most importantly, DXRacer offers the best in class features like 4D armrests and is pretty durable. It is, in fact, the winner in this Secretlab vs Arozzi vs DXRacer vs AKRacing vs Vertagear vs Noblechairs comparison review.

The SecretLab PC Gaming Chairs

Have you ever heard of Secretlab? Maybe yes, maybe not. This Singapore-based brand was born in 2015 with the mission to create the best PC gaming chairs as well as executive office chairs. Faced with the fierce competition on the gaming chairs market, does Secretlab have the assets to compete against the big names of the industry?

Why choose Secretlab

Secretlab offers four models of gaming seats, one of which is not available in Europe. Which finally brings us back to three models. Regarding the prices, we are clearly on the high end. With an entry fee of $400, this is the highest admission price I have ever seen. Even Noblechairs who introduced themselves as a luxury brand offered a cheaper entry level.

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Be that as it may, it’s time to look at what this brand has in stock for you.

SecretLab Throne 2018

Throne 2018 is the latest addition to Secretlab and is also the entry level of the brand.

Characteristics

  • Model Name: Throne (2018)
  • Foam type: High-density cold foam
  • Frame: Steel
  • Cover: PU leather
  • Armrests: 4D
  • Class of cylinder: 4
  • Max capacity: 100 kg
  • Recommended size: 145-165 cm
  • Recommended weight: 60kg <

On each of its models Secretlab gives the supported sizes and recommended weights. It is one of the few companies that give this information that is essential for the life of the chair.Indeed most manufacturers are content to give the maximum capacity. But it would be wiser to give the recommended weight to maximize the duration of the chair.

In short, this is an excellent initiative from Secretlab!

The first thing that is obvious is the integration of armrest 4D, which is very good. Moreover this model is clearly made for people of small sizes. If you are a big size like me, you will have to go your way. Also it should be noted that the support for the lumbar is not adjustable in height, which would have been very practical. That said, I think this is an extremely interesting model for those who fit in the intervals given above.

Secretlab Omega 2018

In the range we find the Secretlab Omega 2018. This is a pure and simple upgrade to Throne 2018. Seat and backrest dimensions up, increase in maximum capacity … This model is made for “average” body gamers.

Characteristics

  • Model Name: OMEGA (2018)
  • Foam type: High-density cold foam
  • Frame: Steel
  • Cover: PU leather
  • Armrests: 4D
  • Class of cylinder: 4
  • Max capacity: 110 kg
  • Recommended size: 160-180 cm
  • Recommended weight: 50kg-80kg

Secretlab Titan

We finally arrive at the final boss Secretlab Titan. Here we finally have a model that I could use! Again this is a “more” version of the Secretlab OMEGA 2018. Although the difference between these two versions is less important than that between the THRONE 2018 and OMEGA 2018. The other main difference is in lumbar support, which is directly integrated into the headquarters. It’s probably the same system used by Quersus.

Characteristics

  • Model name: Titan
  • Foam type: High-density cold foam
  • Frame: Steel
  • Cover: PU leather
  • Armrests: 4D
  • Class of cylinder: 4
  • Max Capacity: 130 kg
  • Recommended size: 175-200 cm
  • Recommended weight: <70kg

Summary

On the paper, I find that the gamer chairs on offer are excellent value for money. I really appreciate the fact that Secretlab decided to incorporate 4D armrests in all these models. However, I think that the prices charged are a little excessive. By the time of writing, we’re expecting huge Secretlab deals in the upcoming 2018 Black Friday winter sale. Secretlab is the most expensive brand in this Secretlab vs Arozzi vs DXRacer vs Maxnomic vs AKRacing vs Vertagear vs Noblechairs comparison review.

Arozzi PC Gaming Chairs

Arozzi is a Swedish brand created in 2013 and offers the best gaming chairs at a price slightly lower than its main competitors. If you want value for money on a budget, Arozzi is a nice gamble. But only with the higher models.

Why choose Arozzi?

As I said a little earlier, Arozzi offers premium PC gaming chairs, made in Europe, but at a price slightly lower than its competitors. Turning to Arozzi allows you to afford the comfort of a high-end PC gaming chair without completely exploding your budget. In short, you will understand, Arozzi offers excellent value for money for its chairs.

Arozzi Enzo

The Arozzi Enzo is the cheapest Arozzi gaming chair. It is equipped with a metal frame, does not offer armrest adjustments and has small dimensions. A very good price/quality ratio too.

  • Max weight: 120 pounds
  • Recommended size: 1m65 – 1m80
  • Weight of the chair: 17 kg
  • Width x Back Height: 51 x 76 cm

Arozzi Monza

The Arozzi Monza is very close to the Arozzi Enzo, in fact the only change is in design, the Monza offering a slightly wider seat.

  • Max weight: 120 pounds
  • Recommended size: 1m65 – 1m80
  • Weight of the chair: 17 kg
  • Width x Back Height: 51 x 76 cm

Arozzi Mugello

The Arozzi Mugello offers the same dimensions as the two previous models, in fact, the real difference is in the armrests that are adjustable on this model. But the seat still has some small flaws as its small dimensions.

  • Max weight: 120 pounds
  • Recommended size: 1m65 – 1m80
  • Weight of the chair: 17 kg
  • Width x Back Height: 51 x 76 cm

Arozzi Toretta

I think this is one of the best possible choices from Arozzi, we can talk about “real” PC gaming chair for once. Small cushions, adjustable armrests, good size, everything is there!

  • Max weight: 120 pounds
  • Recommended size: 1m65 – 1m85
  • Weight of the chair: 24 kg
  • Width x Height backrest: 54 x 84 cm

Arozzi Verona

A good chair with a metal frame and foot but which I find does not bring much more compared to the Toretta which costs about the same price while it is slightly larger.

  • Max weight: 120 pounds
  • Recommended size: 1m65 – 1m85
  • Weight of the chair: 19 kg
  • Width x Height backrest: 47 x 82 cm
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Arozzi Toretta XL

An Xl version of the Arozzi Toretta with about 5 extra centimeters in width, apart from this difference it is comparable in all respects to the classic Toretta model.

  • Max weight: 120 pounds
  • Recommended size: 1m65 – 1m90
  • Weight of the chair: 24 kg
  • Width x Height backrest: 57 x 84 cm

Summary

Here you have now all the cards in hand to choose your Arozzi gaming chair, the best choice being the Toretta in classic version or XL. If you are still unsure about the brand to choose I advise you to go for a ride on my other brand tour. The gaming chairs market has quite to offer.

Vertagear PC Gaming Chairs

In this segment, we will focus on Vertagear gaming chairs brand which is quite a young brand on the market but does not have much to envy the household names like DxRacer, AKRacing, Secretlab, Arozzi AKRacing, and Noblechairs

Why choose Vertagear?

Vertagear offers some great PC gaming chairs of high quality; all their products can be considered as high-end. VertaGear does not do anything in the low-cost categories. Indeed, their seats are always very well finished, with metal frame and armrests adjustable on 4 different levels. Vertagear currently offers only 4 PC gaming chair models ranging from around $250 up to $450 for the most expensive ones. All their seats are delivered with the two usual small cushions.

Vertagear SL 2000

The cheapest Vertagear model with metal skeleton and castors, adjustable armrests (only at the height level) and a wide backrest.

  • Max weight: 150 kg
  • Recommended dimensions: 1m60 – 1m85
  • Width x height backrest: 55 x 85 cm
  • Seat weight: 20 kg

Vertagear SL5000

The SL5000 is closer to the SL4000, the difference is in size, a little smaller for the SL5000 and the design of the seat that offers a more “upright” posture.

  • Max weight: 150 kg
  • Recommended dimensions: 1m60 – 1m80
  • Width x height backrest: 52 x80 cm
  • Seat weight: 20 kg

Vertagear PL6000

This is the XXL luxury version of Vertagear with a foot specially designed to support up to 200 kilos, larger dimensions and always the same quality in terms of finishes.

  • Max weight: 200 kg
  • Recommended dimensions: 1m60 – 2m
  • Width x height backrest: 53 x87 cm
  • Seat weight: 29 kg

Summary

Vertagear really offers top-of-the-range PC gaming chair models and I cannot wait to see their next series if they can maintain that level of quality. Vertagear is clearly in luxury and it’s successful!

NobleChairs PC Gaming Chairs

The brand NobleChairs is new in the market of PC gaming chairs and has chosen to offer only ultra-high-end models. Their products are made in Germany with the best materials that can be found. You have the choice between two main products: the faux-leather edition and the genuine leather edition. It costs about $350 for the first and about 550 for the second. So it’s an exuberant budget but I find it completely justified by the level of quality that the brand offers.

Why choose NobleChairs?

Choosing NobleChairs is choosing to bet on the quality of the seat you are going to buy, even if it means hurting your wallet. NobleChairs is also the only brand that has a genuine leather gaming chair. Everything is perfectly thought on the NobleChairs, the details of the finishes are impeccable, and so are the mechanics. Adjust the chair slide perfectly and have no play, in short it is simply the ultimate chair brand.

NobleChairs Epic Gaming Leatherette

Wow! This is the first model I tested at NobleChair and I immediately fell in love. The materials chosen are the same as those you can find in luxury cars, the seat is completely adjustable, solid, does not keep the heat, it is flawless.

  • Max weight: 120 pounds
  • Recommended dimensions: 1m60 – 1m90
  • Width x Height backrest: 52 x 87 cm
  • Weight of the chair: 29 kg

NobleChairs Epic Gaming Leather

It is about the same model as the previous one but in leather version. Leather is indeed the best material for upholstery; it breathes better, has a very long life, is easy to clean, resistant to temperature, UV and mold. It’s simply the best gaming chair I’ve tested in my life.

  • Max weight: 120 pounds
  • Recommended dimensions: 1m60 – 1m90
  • Width x Height backrest: 52 x 87 cm
  • Weight of the chair: 29 kg

Summary

I did not know NobleChairs just a few weeks ago and I was really eager to test their models, I was not disappointed. I think I found the new best PC gaming chair brand. At the same time it’s the philosophy of the brand: to offer the best seats possible without worrying about the price.

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