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Secretlab vs DXRacer vs Maxnomic: Who Makes the Better Gaming Chair?

DXRacer vs Maxnomic vs SecretlabIf 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.

Secretlab vs DXRacer vs Maxnomic: Quick Rundown

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

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DXRacer 12 Series 6’7″ 450 lbs. $289-$799

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Maxnomic 4 Series 7’0″ 375 lbs. $259-$589

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Pros and Cons of Each Chair Brand

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 Logo

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 »

Secretlab’s Omega 2018 directly competes with DXRacer’s Formula series and Maxnomic’s Casual Sport series. At $329, the Omega 2018 offers 4D armrests, can recline back to a maximum of 165-degrees, and comes with velour head and lumbar cushions. DXRacer’s highest-end F-series chair only has 3D armrests, can only recline back to a maximum of 135-degrees, and comes with less comfortable PU leather head and lumbar cushions. And, while Maxnomic’s Casual Sport lineup does come with 4D armrests and velour pillows, it can’t recline back as far as the Omega 2018.

The Titan comes with built-in adjustable lumbar support. Read More »

The Secretlab Titan is one of only a few different chairs currently on the market that offers a built-in adjustable lumbar support feature. The lumbar support can be adjusted with a tension knob so that you can maximize or dial back the amount of lumbar support you get. In my opinion, this is a superior feature to lumbar cushions, which can be too bulky for some users.

Secretlab doesn’t have as many different color options and themes as DXRacer and Maxnomic. Read More »

As a newer brand, Secretlab seems to have kept their color schemes and themes to a minimum (at least to start?) DXRacer and Maxnomic have a lot more color schemes available, as well as a bunch of special edition chairs, too. However, Secretlab has been expanding their color options on their chairs and so it is likely that they will catch up to its competitors in terms of colors and themes. Also, while Secretlab’s Titan is big enough to accommodate the majority of gamers, unlike Maxnomic and DXRacer, Secretlab doesn’t have an XL chair for gamers over 6’4″ and 300 lbs. This won’t be a problem for most gamers, but if you are someone who needs an extra large chair, you’ll want to check out Maxnomic’s and DXRacer’s larger options.

DXRacer Pros & Cons

DXRacer Logo

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 »

With 12 different series of chairs to choose between, with some specific models of chairs having over 10 different color schemes, DXRacer clearly has the largest variety of options to choose between. This means that for anyone who is looking for a unique color scheme for their chair, DXRacer is the most likely to have it.

DXRacer is the most established chair brand on the market. Read More »

DXRacer has been around since 2001, making them the most established brand of racing-style gaming chairs. While that fact in itself doesn’t mean that DXRacer is a better option than Secretlab and Maxnomic, it does mean that they have a more established (but not necessarily better) customer support department and have dealt with more issues than their competitors.

On a feature-for-feature basis, DXRacer’s chairs are often more expensive than the competition. Read More »

Again, as I mentioned above, DXRacer doesn’t offer the best-priced chairs on the market. A lot of that is likely because DXRacer’s brand name allows them to get away with adding a premium on their chairs. However, if you’re looking for the best-valued chair, you’re going to find more features for the price you pay on both Secretlab and Maxnomic chairs.

Maxnomic Pros & Cons

Maxnomic Logo

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 »

While both Secretlab and Maxnomic have the same number of series of chairs, Maxnomic has more color schemes and themes to choose between when compared to Secretlab. Also, in comparison to DXRacer’s chairs, on a feature-to-feature basis, Maxnomic’s chairs typically offer more features for the price.

Maxnomic has fewer features for the price when compared to Secretlab, and fewer options and color schemes when compared to DXRacer. Read More »

On the flip side of the pros listed above for Maxnomic’s chairs, Maxnomic chairs are a bit more expensive than Secretlab’s chairs when you consider the features you get for the price you pay. And, Maxnomic doesn’t have nearly as many themes and color schemes available when compared to DXRacer.

Our Top Picks Based on Size, Features, & Price

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.

NAME SPECS RATING
TOP PICK
Secretlab Titan

Secretlab Titan

  • Max 290lbs.
  • PU Leather
  • High Back
  • 5 Styles
9.4/10

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BUDGET
Maxnomic Thunderbolt

Maxnomic Thunderbolt

  • Max 176lbs.
  • PU Leather
  • High Back
  • 5 Styles
8.7/10

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SMALL

Secretlab Omega 2018

  • Max 240lbs.
  • PU Leather
  • High Back
  • 6 Styles
9.0/10

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LARGE
Best Gaming Chair for Big Guys

DXRacer Tank

  • Max 450lbs.
  • PU Leather
  • High Back
  • 6 Styles
9.3/10

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Secretlab vs. DXRacer vs. Maxnomic: Final Verdict

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.

Hey, I’m Brent. I’ve been building computers and writing about building computers for a long time. I’m an avid gamer and tech enthusiast, too. On YouTube, I build PCs, review laptops, components, and peripherals, and hold giveaways.

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