If you want to be able to really immerse yourself in the world of your favorite game you will need, besides a good technical system, an excellent gaming chair. You can use a normal chair, or even an armchair, but the fact is that every little detail counts if you want to really enjoy a game.
You should also consider the fact that no game room or entertainment center is complete without a good looking gaming chair to take over the atmosphere of the room and really turn it into a room with purpose. For that reason we are constantly checking and reviewing the best gaming chairs on the market and, you will be able to find out about new releases and whether they are worth your time from use.
The thing is that the best gaming chair is not always about features; sometimes it is also about affordability. So, in this article, after reviewing countless gaming chairs, we are going to look at the very best gaming chair, but we are also going to give you an affordable option and also introduce you to the chair that brings together both features and price in a single exceptional offer.
What to Look For When Purchasing a Gaming Chair
There are several things that we consider essential in order for us to even consider a chair a real gaming chair. The first thing is that it needs to have a built-in sound system. Most people cannot afford a 7.1 sound system with speakers made of wood and with a truly impressive subwoofer system that can really make you feel the sound and not only hear it. For that reason, a gaming chair should have its own exceptional sound system so that you can feel the vibration of the engine if you are driving, or hear the arrows of your enemy as they come swashing pass your ears.
However, an excellent sound system is not the only thing makes a good gaming chair. It also needs to be extra comfortable and ergonomically designed because nothing is worse than having to battle back, or neck cramps, while you are fighting orcs. We prefer to use leather chairs because they simply feel more luxurious but, sometimes, and for some people, a polyurethane set is preferable because it is easier to clean. You should make sure that they have used an extra-strength foam for the chair because it is probably going to see more use than any other chair in the house.
Finally, we believe that a gaming chair needs to be cool. You could build an argument that cool means different things for different people but there is a standard of coolness that everybody recognizes when they see it. A good example in the gaming world is the Alienware whose products are not just extremely powerful but they are obviously cool to anyone looking at them.
|Boss Black LeatherPlus Executive Chair||3.8 / 5|
|Flash Furniture Black Leather Executive Office Chair||3.8 / 5|
|High Back Executive PU Leather Ergonomic Chair||4.2 / 5|
|Cohesion XP 11.2 Gaming Chair||4.2 / 5|
1. Boss Black Leather Plus Executive Chair
Our first choice as the best computer chair for gaming is the Boss Black LeatherPlus Executive Chair. We knew we had a winner when we saw just how regal this thing looks and also looked at the silver accents on the armrests and the base of the chair.
Still, the way the chair looks, with all those cushions almost resembling a racing car chair, and we wanted to see just how comfortable it feels. The biggest advantage of using this chair is that it is God’s sent for taller people that may even have a bit of an overweight problem.
In its highest position, the chair sits so tall that it will not fit under a regular desk, so those of you who already own a custom build desk will love this chair. Still, because of all the added foam, and the fact that the Boss Black LeatherPlus Executive Chair uses a wide pneumatic seat height adjustment, it will feel extremely comfortable to a shorter, thinner person or even to a child.
The chair also reclines, if properly unlocked, to a 45-degree angle, which we found very satisfying while enjoying an obvious victory or while watching the storyline trailers for a game. There is one more thing that makes this chair our number one choice, and that is the fact that it has a waterfall seat design that feels incredibly comfortable.
That specific design offers support for the portion of your legs just before your knees, so, as you sit in it, you feel the chair supporting the entire length of your thighs and not just your buttocks as most chairs do. And
2. High Back Black Leather Multifunction Ergonomic Office Chair
We really think that a gamer’s chair needs to have something about it that will really draw the eye in, it has to be just that little bit flashy, but those of you who fall to the Dark Side of the Force, will probably appreciate more, the full black chair from Flash Furniture.
The first thing that drew our attention to this chair were the 3 paddles that control this chair. One controls the height, and, again, we have to point out that his chair will be incredibly comfortable whether you are a basketball legend, or if you a child of 14 that simply cannot put on an ounce of fat.
The thing that might through off some of you, is the fact that black is slimming both in people and in furniture, so it is difficult to actually see the layers of padding that the chair comes with. In fact it has a forth control system in the form of a knob that will allow you to decide the level of lumbar support that you need.
And the other great thing about the Flash Furniture High Back Black Leather Executive Office Chair is that it allows you to adjust the pressure you need to apply on the back for it to tilt, so you will never have to deal with that uncomfortable sensation that you are falling out of the chair when leaning back.
3. High Back Executive PU Leather Ergonomic Office Chair
So far we have been looking at some pretty expensive options for the best computer chair for gaming, but the fact remains that you can get a relatively decent chair for less than 100 dollar from Best Chair.
Their High Back Executive PU Leather Ergonomic Office Desk Computer Chair is one of their top products, and it does have some of the things we loved about the other chairs we have talked so far.
For one thing this chair too has some of the silver accents that we praised in the Boss chair, and it does allow you to tilt it backwards as well as control its height.
Also they chose to use standard PU leather, which is not as resilient as the other chairs, but still it is of decent quality and we have no doubt that it would look just as good after a year or so as the day when it first arrived at your door.
In fact with proper cleaning and maintenance, this chair could last as long as the other, but you will have to do a little bit of work and not sit with your legs under you, since that strains the leather and may eventually create a tear.
4. X Rocker Pro Series 2.1 Vibrating Foldable Gaming Chair
Although no gaming chair is extremely expensive, there are some who are more affordable than others. However, if price is not an issue at all, than the best gaming chair, the one that would provide the best of all three categories has to be the X Rocker Pro Series Pedestal 2.1.
The first thing to be said is that this chair is designed by X Rocker and they have been the only ones truly dominating the gaming chair market for the past couple of years.
Their products are of exceptional quality and the Pedestal 2.1 is the culmination of all their products. It is made out of black faux leather with several layers of padding underneath so just sitting down in it is a pleasure.
The thing that we like about the X Rocker chairs is also the fact that they are using the space within the chair as an amplifier box so the speakers sound incredibly good. It also helps that you can control, besides the volume, the intensity of the subwoofer too, so you can tune the chair to your liking.
Finally, we are very excited about how well the wireless transmitter of the chair works with the receiver in it, so that the quality of the sound is flawless. You also get wires with this chair but we honestly do not see any reason why you would prefer to use them instead of the wireless option.
Overall though, this chair has everything you would want it to have, sounds incredible and is very comfortable regardless of how tall you are. If you are looking for a more in-depth review, check out our detailed review of this amazing chair here.
5. X Rocker Pro Series H3 Black Leather Vibrating Floor Chair
A little further down we are going to talk about what we think is the most affordable gaming chair that is still worth the money you would be paying for it.
The X Rocker H3 is the best gaming chair that you can buy and that you can be sure you are not paying a single dollar over what the chair is really worth. It has no less than 4 speakers, using the interior space of the back rest as an amplifier box, and a subwoofer. From an acoustic perspective the H3 is the standard to which any other chair may be compared and be found wanting. It connects to any audio source wirelessly due to its own wireless transmitter that can be connected to anything that has a headset output.This is also comes with its own set of wires if, for some reason, you do not want to use the wireless option provided with the chair.
This gaming chair is made out of a mat black faux leather fabric that basically announces from the moment you see it that the H3 is a gaming chair. The fact that it sits on the floor like a rocker chair is also a good indication of that and also the reason why we have not put the H3 in the first position. Everybody in our team who has tried this chair has found it very comfortable, but that is also because some of the tallest members of our team love to sit cross-legged. So if that is not you, if you are tall and yet want to sit in a normal chair position, than this chair is not for you. And there are so many more things that we love about this chair that we have created an in depth review for it, and you want to learn more just click here.
6. Ace Bayou X Rocker Vibe 2.1 Wireless Bluetooth Highback Rocking Chair
Finally we have a gaming chair that provides some of the best features that we have talked about, but a more than reasonable price. It is the X Rocker Ace Bayou. It is a rocker chair so it sits on the ground and it may not be very comfortable for people with long legs. As far as the back support and the ergonomics of the chair are concerned, the Ace Bayou is as comfortable as the X Rocker Spider. It is made out of black and red vinyl and we have to admit that, of all the gaming chairs we have seen, this one really screams out the fact that it is a cool chair designed for gamers.
The other interesting thing about it, is the fact that it uses the same 2.1 configuration as the other two chairs, but with this model you can turn the sound up about 20% louder than on the other chairs. At maximum volume, with music, you do get some sound distortions, but those should not be bother you during game play. In fact the reverberations of the subwoofer are just strong enough to make the game even more real for you.
The Ace Bayou is also of fairly recent design and uses a Bluetooth wireless transmitter and receiver to connect to any sound system with a headset or RCA output. The one thing that disappointed us about this system was the fact that we were not able to connect the chair directly to the Bluetooth receiver of the chair and we had to use their own transmitter. But, since Bluetooth eats up a lot of battery, we think that very few people will have a problem with this. The only real problem that anyone may have with the Ace Bayou is the fact that it does not have a stand. We have a more in-depth review of this gaming chair here.
7. X Rocker SE 2.1 Black Leather Video Gaming Chair
There are also a couple of chairs that, although were of exceptional design and quality, did not make the top 3 categories but we though deserved being mentioned here. The first is theX Rocker Pedestalgaming chair that we considered for the Best Quality Overall category. We really liked the retro look of the chair but we felt that it looks a little bit too much like an office chair to be a real gamer’s chair. However, that also means you can use it as a day to day office chair and then plug in a quick game whenever you have the time for it.
It is definitely more comfortable than the Ace Bayou, but it is also a lot more expensive so we could not fit it in that category either. However, you may want to consider it, since it swivels and tilts to give you the perfect gaming position. It also uses an ergonomic design and we also appreciated the fact that it is designed to be folded so that you can easily store it away when you do not need it anymore. Finally, although the black vinyl is a bit boring, we had to value the fact that it is extremely easy to clean this chair, and the quality of the vinyl is truly excellent. We have a more comprehensive review of this gaming chair here.
8. Cohesion XP 11.2 Gaming Chair Ottoman with Wireless Audio
Finally we had to mention the Cohesion XP 11.2 Gaming Chair, simply because it has 3 features that make it a really desirable purchase. For one, it can be folded to be turned into an ottoman type of chair that you can either use or easily store away in a closet. While in full gaming chair mode, the Cohesion XP 11.2 provides an outstanding level of comfort and support. The black vinyl with silver accents really works and, at a first glance this chair is as cool as any other on the market. Before we tell you why the XP 11.2 only got an honorable mention, let us also tell you that this is one of the most affordable gaming chairs on the market in 2014.
The reason why you did not see this chair in our top 3 is the fact that its entire sound system is so bad that you are better off listening to your PC’s sound system. For one, the system itself sounds like something that would come out of a 2.1 no name speaker system. However, the real problem is the wireless transmitter that works on FM waves and is so imprecise that you can end up tuning in to your local radio station. So the only solution would be to only use the wires provided in the package and to focus more on the fact that you are buying an extremely comfortable, good looking gaming chair. A more detailed review is available here.
Gaming chair in general are one of the smallest investments you could make to improve your gaming experience so we really think that you should not skimp out when buying them. You need to follow your tastes and really think about what you need out of it and then decide what the best gaming chair for you is. We loved the features and look of the X Rocker Pedestal 2.1, but, if you are short enough or feel comfortable sitting cross-legged and with your feet stretched out, than the X Rocker Ace Bayou would really change the way your gaming room looks. As a final though you should also consider that the X Rocker series gaming chair can connect not only to a sound source, but they can also be interconnected so that you can have really interactive gaming sessions with your friends. They also have mic ports so that, once you sit down and begin playing, you can really break contact with the outside world and really be in the game.