• Best gaming chair : Comparison of all gaming chair brands

    Posted by Chairs 4 Gaming

    This is a question that is asked all over the internet but no definitive answer is given. The main reason is that most of the time, not everyone has the opportunity to try a more than 1 brand long enough to be able to give a good and accurate review. At Chairs4Gaming, we have the chance to try a lot of brands and models. Please keep in mind that we will only talk about facts when comparing these brands. If you are curious about our thought on the best gaming chair brand, you can jump to the conclusion by clicking here.

    Before going ahead with the comparison, we want to specify a few things. As the #1 gaming chair reseller in the US, Chairs4Gaming aims to only sell premium and quality products. We built our brand around quality and 5-star customer service. We will not sell a chair or brand that we know is low quality and/or will break after a few months. We want to only sell products that we are confident are up to our high standard. We want to keep our 5-star reviews high and to do so, we need to filter our products. 

    Now that we got that out of the way, let's get into it!

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     Comparison table

    DXRacer

     NeedForSeat

    EBlue

    Cougar

    AKRacing*

    Vertagear

    Clutch Chairz

    Available models  +130 +30 7 1 16 25 +75
    Lowest price $239 $329 $198 $249 $299.99 $299.99 $329.99
    Highest price $799 $589 $468 $249 $469.99 $439.99 $469.99
    Cover type Faux-leather (PU), Fabric, Leather Faux-leather (PU) Faux-leather (PU) Faux-leather (PU) Faux-leather (PU) Faux-leather (PVC) Faux-leather (PU)
    Armrests Fixed and Adjustable Adjustable Adjustable Adjustable Adjustable Adjustable Adjustable
    Adjustable backseat Yes (135°) Yes (N/A) Yes (118°) Yes (180°) Yes (N/A*) Yes (N/A) Yes (135°)
    Included cushions Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Recommended weight limit 425 lbs 370 lbs 260 lbs 180 lbs 330 lbs 250 lbs 275 lbs
    Recommended height limit 6'6" 6'9" 6'1" 5'11" N/A 6'4" 6'3"
    Frame warranty Lifetime 2 years 1 year 1 year Lifetime 10 years Lifetime
    Parts warranty 2 years 2 years 1 year 1 year 2 years 2 years 3 years
    Restocking fees 10% (Unused) - 20% (Used) 0% (Unused) to 20% (Used) 20% 10% N/A* 25% 20%
    LED Yes No Yes No No No No
    Sold by Chairs4Gaming Yes No Yes Yes No No No

    *AKRacing doesn't have an official US website. This is why some information are not available at the moment.

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    Overview

    As shown in the comparison table, some features, such as the adjustable armrests, adjustable backseat and cover types are similar among these brands. Since these became standard features to include on a gaming chair, we can't use them to differentiate these brands. However, we still wanted to include these in the comparison table to make sure that everyone is aware that they are included.

    This being said, the major differences are the number of models, price ranges, suggested weight limit and warranty. We will now discuss each features and which brand "wins" each category.

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    Available models

    As you shown above, DXRacer offers over 130 different models. That is insane compared to the second position, Clutch Chairz, who only has 75 models. This means that there is a high variety of colors, design and style that you can choose from compared to the other brands. 

    However, less models available doesn't mean less quality. The best example is Cougar. Although they only have 1 model available, the quality and design deserves to be recognized. Cougar Gaming doesn't specialize on gaming chairs. Their main product line is around pc component (case, mouse, keyboards etc.). They were still able to offer their own gaming chair at an affordable price to compete with the biggest brands.

    For this category, the clear winner is DXRacer. With over 130 models, 12 different series and a wide variety of colors and design, it's hard to not find a chair that fits you or that you like. 

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    Lowest price - Highest price

    The lowest price for a gaming chair is $198 sold by E-Blue. This is their latest model that you can check out by clicking here.

    The highest price for a gaming is $799 sold by DXRacer. The main reason for that high price is the cover type: full grain leather. DXRacer is the only brand selling a gaming chair with real leather. Please note that only 2 models have full grain leather. The other DXRacer models have PU (Faux-leather) covers.

    If you have a limited budget, the E-Blue Cobra Ergo is a good option to consider. E-Blue is known for its unique design and it's the only gaming chair in the market with a mesh backseat. This offers an excellent air flow even in hot climate.

    If you don't like that design or you exceed the suggested height and weight for this model, DXRacer is in second place. Between $239 and $299, you can find some interesting models that are slightly taller than the E-Blue model. Click here to view the list of the cheapest gaming chair available.

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    Cover type - Armrests - Adjustable backseat - Included cushions

    We regrouped the cover type, armrests and adjustable backseat into the same category since there is not a lot to talk about. These features are almost the same across all brands we're comparing in this post.

    The cover type that is the most common is PU (Faux-leather). PU feels and looks similar to leather. It can also last a long time if well maintained. In the past, PVC, another faux-leather type, was more durable but nowadays, they are both similar.

    Armrests are also similar in all brands. They offer 3 or 4 directions adjustments. That can be useful depending on your setup and your preferred sitting position.

    Adjustable backseat is also one of the key feature of a gaming chair. That is why you can almost lay down flat on any giving gaming chair. Some brands have models that can lay up to 180° such as Cougar. However, from experience, no one goes that far back. The main reason is that there is no real reason to do so unless you plan to sleep on your chair. 120° to 140° is more than enough for most users. Here is an example of a chair going as far back as 135°.

    DXRacer OH/FH08/NB

    DXRacer OH/FH08/NB leaning at an 135° angle

     

    All gaming chairs come with a set of 2 cushions. One lumbar and one headrest/neck pillow. The only exception is E-Blue. E-Blue doesn't come with any cushions since the headrest pillow is integrated to the backseat of their chairs.

    Although DXRacer has 2 type of headrest pillow (depending on the model you order), here is an example of pillows that usually come with gaming chairs.

    DXRacer cushions

    DXRacer headrest (left) and lumbar (right) cushions. Colors are matching the model you order

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     Recommended weight and height limit

    At the moment, the recommended weight and height limit change a lot depending on the brand you buy. The suggest weight limit can vary from 180 lbs to 425 lbs. This is an important thing to note since a lot of new buyers don't take the time to check if the chair they buy will fit their body type. Going with a chair that is lower price is not a good idea if you know that you exceed the weight or height limit. It's better to pay a little more for a product that will fit your body and last years instead of buying a chair that you will not feel comfortable in. After all, this is a long-term investment. It would be a waste to have a chair that you can't use because it's too small or too large. Like a mattress, we need to make sure that we choose the right chair for us that we can use for a few years without any issues.

    We consider DXRacer to be the winner in that category since they have models for taller and broader users compared to the other brands. Because of the wide selections of models offered, DXRacer has models that fit users under 160 lbs and up to 425 lbs. If you are a tall/large person, the DXRacer Tank series is the best option available in the market.

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    Frame and parts warranty

    As a reseller, this is probably one of the features that we feel is underrated. When shopping for a gaming chair, we need to keep in mind a few key points: the price, the size and the durability. The durability is hard to know before making a purchase. Reviews can help a lot but it all depends on how well we take care of our chair. If well taken care of, a gaming chair can easily last 5+ years. In the office, we have a chair that has been used daily (8h to 12h per day) for the past 3 years and it still feels and looks brand new. If you want to read about it, click here for the article.

    Because of the lifetime warranty on frame and 2-year warranty on parts, DXRacer and AKRacing have the best warranties in the market. Since we don't sell AKRacing, we can't comment on the warranty claim process under the warranty. We tried to find more information about their warranty claim process but unfortunately, at the time of this article, they don't have an official US or Canadian website. This doesn't necessarily mean anything, but warranty claims may take a few weeks to get processed if the replacement parts are sent from overseas since they don't have a location in the US.

    For DXRacer chairs, in case there is an issue, we are able to process warranty claims within 1 to 2 days for parts and up to 7 business days for the frame. 

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    Restocking fees

    Restocking fees can be a hassle if you don't like what you just purchased. Because of the large size and weight of a gaming chair box, it's possible that there is a restocking fee if you plan to return your gaming chair.

    NeedForSeat offers the best restocking fee compared to the other brands. They offer to pay for shipping back and charge no restocking fee if the chair has not been assembled. If you already assembled the chair and want to return it, a 20% restocking fee applies, like with the other brands. This being said, returning a 70 lbs chair can be time consuming. We recommend that you read the product's description of the chair you want to purchase to make sure that it fits you. This way, you are sure to not have to go through the trouble of disassembling the chair and return it. You can click here to check our quick guide showing which chair is recommended depending on your weight.

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    LED

    Seriously? Yes seriously! Some gaming chairs have now LEDs to match the glorious RGB of your gaming setup. At the moment, only DXRacer and E-Blue are offering LEDs models. You can find the full list by clicking here.

    This is only aesthetics and doesn't change anything to the comfort. The LEDs are located on the backseat so you can't see them while you're sitting. Only the person behind you can. 

    E-Blue LED

    E-Blue Auroza XL with LED

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    Conclusion

    Now that you read about these brands, you can better compare them and make the right choice that fits your needs. As mentioned at the beginning of this post, we wanted to discuss facts only so we can help you better understand the differences between these brands.

    From here, we will share our thoughts and experiences we had with these brands.

    We think that the best brand to consider is DXRacer:

    - Brand with the highest number of models available (+130)
    - One of the lowest price starting at $239
    - Offers the same features or more as the other brands
    - Height suggested weight limit at 425 lbs
    - Lifetime warranty on frame and 2-year warranty on parts
    - Easy warranty claim process through Chairs4Gaming and other official resellers
    - Has been making gaming chairs for +10 years

      Although the restocking fee (10% for unused chair) can seem a lot, we put enough information on our product's page and shopping guide to help you find the best chair for you to avoid any bad surprises at delivery (chair too small, too large etc.). You can click here to check our shopping guide.

      If you still have some questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via live chat (bottom right corner) or our contact page here.

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    • New chair: Cougar Armor

      Posted by Chairs 4 Gaming

      Today, we are excited to announce that we just added a new brand to our website! The new Cougar Armor is a new chair that has a unique design. 

       

      Cougar Armor

      Click on the picture to check the product in details

       

      This chair comes at a low price ($249). As always, shipping to the US is free! It comes with a 1 year warranty, 2 cushions and 3-directions adjustable armrests. We tried this chair at our office for a while and we love the quality and look. This chair is suggested for users up to 180 cm (5'11") and 180 lbs (81 kg). Unfortunately, it is not suggested if you are above this height and weight.

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    • DXRacer vs Clutch Chairz

      Posted by Chairs 4 Gaming

      This guide will list the differences between DXRacer and Clutch Chairz. Only facts are going to be described here to help you make the right decision.

      It is important to understand the difference between both brands and what is the warranty you get. Here is a legend of the icons we use to make it simpler to compare the features.

       = This feature is better compared to the same feature of the other brand
       = This feature is equal to the same feature of the other brand
       = This feature is not better compared to the same feature of the other brand

      Main features of DXRacer gaming chairs:

      • Price: $239 to $799 depending on the models
      • Maximum supported weight: 450 lbs / 205 kg depending on the models 
      • Parts Warranty: 2 years
      • Frame Warranty: Lifetime 
      • Suggested user height: 5'3" – 6'7" (depending on the series) 
      • Backseat: Adjustable up to 135 degrees 
      • Armrests: Fixed, 1D adjustable (height only) and 4D adjustable (Adjustable in all directions) 
      • Tilt-Mechanism: 12 degrees 
      • Base: Footrest shaped base (nylon/aluminum depending on the model) 
      • Included accessories: Head and lumbar cushions (matching colors) 
      • 150+ models available 
      • 13 colors available 
      • 12 different series 
      • Special editions available: Yes 

       

      Main features of Clutch Chairz:

      • Price: $349 to $469 depending of the series 
      • Maximum supported weight: 275 lbs / 125 kg depending on the models
      • Parts Warranty: 3 years 
      • Frame Warranty: Lifetime 
      • Suggested user height: 5'3" – 6'3" (depending on the series) 
      • Backseat: Adjustable up to 135 degrees 
      • Armrest: 4D Armrests (Adjustable in all directions) 
      • Tilt-Mechanism: 12 degrees 
      • Base: Footrest shaped base (aluminium) 
      • Included accessories : Head and lumbar cushions 
      • 30+ models available 
      • 8 colors available 
      • 4 different series 
      • Special editions available: No 

       

      General information about DXRacer as a company:

      • Founded in 2003
      • First company to use “Gaming Chairs” to describe their products
      • Available in the North America, Europe, Asia and Australia
      • Sponsoring eSport events

       

      General information about Clutch Chairz as a company:

      • Founded in 2016
      • Only available in North America

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      Conclusion

      We feel that DXRacer is the winner between these brands. The main reason is that there models are suitable for taller and broader users while offering more models, design and colors. DXRacer is also in the market for a while now, compared to not even 1 year for Clutch Chairz. DXRacer proved that their products can last years without any issues. We may need a few years to see if a Clutch Chairz can last as long a DXRacer. 

      We hope this guide will help you make a decision! If you still have any questions, do not hesitate to let us know!

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    • Are DXRacer durable?

      Posted by Chairs 4 Gaming

      If you're considering a new DXRacer gaming chair as your next setup upgrade, you may asked yourself if they're durable. 

      Durability of a product is extremely important, especially when we're looking at furniture. It should be seen as a long time investment and you want to make sure that you do not have to pay for a new one every year.

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    • How long a DXRacer can last?

      Posted by Chairs 4 Gaming

      At Chairs4Gaming, we wanted to answer that popular question since no official answer is available at the moment. Although it's not possible for any company to predict how long a furniture can last, we did our best to answer that question based on our experiences.

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