If you’re in the market for a gaming chair, chances are that you’ve no doubt heard of DXRacer gaming chairs. You’ve likely also heard of Maxnomic and possibly Secretlab as well.
While there are definitely other gaming chair brands out there, in our opinion, Secretlab, DXRacer, and Maxnomic currently offer the best racing-style gaming chairs.
So, in this guide, we’re going to break down the main differences that separate each of the three chair manufacturers so that you have a better idea of which brand chair to go with.
The table below will give you a quick look at some of the main differences between the three popular chair manufacturers.
|# of Series||Max Ht.||Max Wt.||Price|
|Secretlab||4 Series||6’4″||290 lbs.||$299-$999|
|DXRacer||12 Series||6’7″||450 lbs.||$289-$799|
|Maxnomic||4 Series||7’0″||375 lbs.||$259-$589|
While these brands all have similar options, there are some differences between them. So, in this section, we’ll list the pros and cons of each chair brand in relation to each other.
Note, though, that these aren’t full lists of pros and cons of the different brands. Rather, it’s a list of the pros and cons that separate these three chair brands from each other. So, the fact that all chairs offer financing options, or that each company has chair options that come in real leather, rather than PU leather, or any other pro that is consistent among all three brands, is not included below to avoid redundancy.
Secretlab Pros & Cons
Secretlab is a newer name in the racing-style gaming chair market, but they have quickly established themselves as one of the leading options by making high-quality chairs at prices that typically beat the competition on a feature-for-feature basis.
Secretlab’s chairs are often better-priced than both DXRacer and Maxnomic chairs on a feature-for-feature basis. Read More »
The Titan comes with built-in adjustable lumbar support. Read More »
Secretlab doesn’t have as many different color options and themes as DXRacer and Maxnomic. Read More »
DXRacer Pros & Cons
Among all racing-style gaming chair brands, DXRacer has been around the longest. As such they are by far the most well-known and established brand and have the most color options and series of chairs to choose between.
DXRacer has more color options and series to choose from than Secretlab and Maxnomic. Read More »
DXRacer is the most established chair brand on the market. Read More »
On a feature-for-feature basis, DXRacer’s chairs are often more expensive than the competition. Read More »
Maxnomic Pros & Cons
Maxnomic kind of sits right in the middle of DXRacer and Secretlab in terms of its pros and cons.
Maxnomic has more color schemes than Secretlab and offers a better value than DXRacer. Read More »
Maxnomic has fewer features for the price when compared to Secretlab, and fewer options and color schemes when compared to DXRacer. Read More »
If you are looking for a specific size chair, or a specific feature on a chair, there is likely an option that will fit your needs from either Secretlab, Maxnomic, and/or DXRacer.
In this section, we’ll give you our picks for the top options based on different use cases and scenarios.
Secretlab Omega 2018
As we have mentioned above in this article, on a feature-for-feature basis, Secretlab is our pick for the best chair brand currently available. However, DXRacer and Maxnomic have their own pros that might make them a better option for you.
For instance, both DXRacer and Maxnomic offer more color schemes and special editions than Secretlab does and, as a result, might be better options for users who want a specific color scheme or design for their chairs.
Also, if you’re a larger user, DXRacer and Maxnomic have extra large options that will accommodate users over 300 lbs. and as tall as 7’0″.
And, if you’re looking for an ultra budget-friendly option, Maxnomic’s Thunderbolt comes in at the lowest price among all chairs from each of the three brands listed in this article.
So, while we think Secretlab’s chairs offer the best value, the reality is that there are valid scenarios where choosing a DXRacer or Maxnomic chair make sense, too.