DXRacer ushered in the gaming chair market in 2006 when it introduced the world’s so-called first gaming chair. Their chairs are known for being durable, stylish, but sadly, also overpriced in many people’s eyes.
We’ve tested many gaming chairs here at Ergonomic Trends. In this guide we present the best DXRacer alternates in 2021.
Five Best DXRacer Alternatives at a Glance
|Product||Title||Good Alternative To||Price||Details|
|Secretlab Titan||DXRacer King and Master Series||$$$$||Check Price|
|AKRacing Master Series Premium Edition||DXRacer G-Series||$$$$||Check Price|
|Andaseat Jungle||DXRacer Formula Series||$$$||Check Price|
|KCream Gaming Chair||DXRacer P and Formula Series||$$||Check Price|
|GTRacing Chair||DXRacer P Series||$$||Check Price|
|Autofull Pink Chair||DXRacer Pink Paw||$$$||Check Price|
|Homall Gaming Chair||DXRacer P Series||$$||Check Price|
- Best Alternative to: DXRacer King and Master Series
Suggested Retail Price: $419
Pound for pound, the Secretlab lineup of chairs are your best alternatives to the higher end DXRacer models in our opinion. We did a comprehensive comparison of the two brands, and frankly, in many respects, Secretlab comes out on top, including quality. We spent a month testing out the Secretlab Titan, and had a hard time coming up with any real complaints.
Firstly, the build quality of the Titan chair is impeccable. While DXRacer chairs are known for their durability, the Secretlab Titan is more consistent in that respect, especially in the armrests where even the switches are made of metal. They can also lock into place when you pivot or push them closer to you (most DXRacer models don’t).
We also find the tilting mechanism on this excellent DXRacer alternative smoother and better balanced compared to DXRacer chairs. On the DXRacer King for example, the backrest would “pop” into place sometimes when you try to recline it.
The biggest drawback of the Secretlab chairs as a gamer is the uniform design of all their chairs, best described as corporate and muscular. For people that want a gaming chair with more visual flamboyance, DXRacer is the better brand for that.
- Best Alternative to: DXRacer G-Series
The AKRacing Premium is also among the best DXRacer alternatives for folks looking for a premium gaming chair that will stand the test of time. In fact, this US based company is among the few brands left that still handles both the design and production of all of their gaming chairs in house. This ensures a more consistent quality output.
The AKRacing Premium’s specs and price point puts it in direct competition with DXRacer’s G-Series. Both gamng chairs will set you back a little over $400. They share nearly identical specs, from an aluminum base, 4D armrests, to a multi-tilt mechanism that supports seat angle lock. However, the AKracing Premium’s backrest can recline all the way back close to horizontal, while the DXRacer G-series stops short at 135 degrees.
We spent 30 days with the lower end AKRacing Core SX, and can attest to the build quality of the chairs the company produces. Even after 2 years, it’s still going strong with very little wear to show for it.
One thing to take note of are the dimensions of the seat. On the AKRacing Premium, it measures 15.25” wide, which is just slightly bigger than average. The G-Series’ is a bit roomier, at 15.75”. Both chairs will probably only be comfortable for people below 220 lbs in terms of size, despite their higher recommended weight capacities.
Andaseat is a brand we’re quite fond of after having reviewed a few of their chairs. The Andaseat Jungle is one of their best lower cost offerings, and competes well with the lower end DX Racer Formula series.
At similar price points, the Andaseat Jungle boosts a more durable aluminum frame and larger weight capacity of 250 lbs (vs 200 lbs for the Formula chair). Indeed, in our review of the Andaseat Antman ( a chair that shares the same frame as the Jungle) we found the chair to be solidly built, with zero creaking or squeaking that plagues many low cost gaming chairs.
Features wise both the Jungle and low end DXRacer Formula Series are rather lacking. The armrests on the two chairs are 1D only (raising up and down). Both come with your standard array of external pillows and a backrest that reclines to a decent level.
To me, the two biggest selling points of the Andaseat Jungle are its build quality and stylish design. This is a good looking chair that looks like it was plucked right out of the cabin of a Ferrari Spider. It’s arguably better looking than the DXRacer Formula.
On a budget but still want a DXRacer? You have two choices – go with the most entry level P-Series, or pay less for a chair with many more adjustments, almost as well built, and much better padded. The choice is yours.
The KCream is a budget gaming chair that doesn’t quite know its worth. At under $200, we were taken back by how premium most aspects of the chair were. This isn’t just an entry level DXRacer knockoff:
The seat for example comes with 5” thick of padding, thicker than on any budget gaming chair we’ve reviewed. The armrests are wide and 3D, and the chair is as silent as a fish. No annoying squeaks here. The chair also comes with a footrest, something that DXRacer only offers in its highest G and Master Series as an accessory.
If you’re drawn by the KCream’s “massaging” lumbar pillow however, it’s best to look elsewhere. We found it mostly a gimmick that gives off nothing but an annoying vibration. The seat depth at 22.5” will probably also feel too deep for people 5’7” or shorter.
- Best Alternative to: DXRacer P Series
The GTRacing is perhaps the most popular budget gaming chair on Amazon for a reason. If there is a DXRacer knockoff out there, GTRacing captures that with its flashy dual toned color scheme, bucket seat and robust backrest. For people on a shoestring budget or as a gift, it’s a great substitute for the much pricier DXRacer P-series chair.
The best way to describe the GTRacing chair is that this is a gaming chair for the masses. This is one of the cheapest DXRacer alternatives that really popularized the gaming chair genre due to its accessible price. On sale the chair frequently costs less than $140, yet is decent enough in all the key areas for an average sized person.
The keyword here is “average size”. In our testing, we find the chair best suited for people below 6’1” and less than 200 lbs. This is taking into account the chair’s seat dimensions (15”W x 20”D), height range (16.9″ to 20.9″), and just as importantly, build quality featuring a nylon base.
A friend of ours that is 5’7” tall unequivocally preferred the GTRacing over the KCream when he came over to test the two chairs out. He said the former’s size just fits him so much better (especially the seat depth).
Like all budget gaming chairs, where the GTRacing takes a hit is in the build quality. It’s average at best, and most likely will squeak after a few weeks (ours did). If that doesn’t bother you and you’re below 200 lbs, the chair should last a good while.
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly alternative to the DXRacer Air, the Nouhaus ErgoFlip is our recommendation for you.
One of the most exciting models to come out of DXRacer recently is the DXRacer Air, an all mesh gaming chair with an ultra modern look. However, if you’re not ready to shell out $500 just yet, we recommend giving the Nouhaus Ergoflip a look instead.
Just like the DXRacer Air, the Nouhaus ErgoFlip comes with an ultra breathable mesh back and seat. One buyer said he tends to get sweaty while gaming and working, but this chair keeps him cool even during summer.
One problem that mediocre mesh chairs have is that the edge tends to cut into the thighs. Nouhaus solves this issue with a waterfall seat edge and a bit of padding.
The mesh feels taut with just the right amount of give to make it comfortable. The material itself feels rough so it might feel scratchy if you’re wearing shorts.
With the articulated headrest, the Nouhaus also offers the full neck and back coverage that the DXRacer Air has. The Nouhaus has a lumbar support, though is inferior to the height-adjustable one on the DXRacer Air.
In terms of design, the DXRacer Air is a clear winner because of its flashiness and available color combinations. But, don’t worry. The Nouhaus ErgoFlip can also fit in your gaming setup with the traditional black look or either the livelier blue or red models.
Overall, you have to make a few sacrifices with the Nouhaus ErgoFlip since it is cheaper. But, for what you pay, you get similar features that don’t fall too far behind the DXRacer Air.
- Best Alternative to: DXRacer Pink Paw
For female gamers, DXRacer actually offers a pink gaming chair model called the “Pink Paw”. If you’re not prepared to shell out $400 for it however, the Autofull “knockoff” version is more than a viable alternative that costs $150 less.
Apart from decent build quality (read full review), what the Autofull pink chair has going for it are the cute accessories. You’ll find a set of bunny ears for the headrest, a fluffy bunny tail that’s visible from the back, and a set of fluffy armrest covers. Sure all this may look ridiculous to us “mature” grown ups, but then again, we’re not the chair’s target audience of teenagers or girls that go nuts over things like that.
In terms of specs, the Autofill chair comes with armrests that are height adjustable and can pivot in/out. The backrest can recline generously up to 155 degrees, and the base is made of nylon. On the DXRacer Pink Paw, the armrests are also length adjustable, though everything else is nearly identical to the cheaper Autofull chair.
- Best Alternative to: DXRacer P Series
Moving on we have the Homall chair, the cheapest gaming chair on our list that’s still a decent DXRacer knockoff. What the chair lacks in adjustments, it makes up for in comfort and quality, relatively speaking. And it’s really easy on the wallet.
First, let’s talk about the pros. The Homall chair is surprisingly well padded, with around 4″ thick of seat foam and a well cushioned backrest. Compared to most budget chairs we’ve reviewed – including the GTRacing chair – it’s superior in this department. The overall build quality is also slightly better than the GTRacing chair.
The biggest caveat of the Homall chair is its lack of adjustability. The armrests are fixed, meaning in order to raise them, you’ll need to do so by raising the height of the seat itself. While we didn’t find this to be as big of a deal as we had originally thought, it might be for you.
Like the GTRacing, the chair’s seat dimensions and nylon base limits the ideal weight of people to 200 lbs or less, and below 6’2″ in our opinion.
Fans of genuine leather gaming chairs will be disappointed to know that DXRacer doesn’t offer this premium upholstery in any of its chairs. If you’re craving for the look, smell, and feel of real leather under your bottom, the best DXRacer for that is the Noblechairs Epic.
The nappa leather which covers the front of the seat is thick, supple, and breathable. Pair this top grain leather with the company’s superb craftsmanship, beautifully embossed logo, and diamond stitching in the lumbar and seat areas, and you have an elegant gaming chair reminiscent of sports car seats.
Price-wise, the genuine leather Noblechairs Epic will set you back close to $600 (at last check). With its 22” wide by 22” deep seat and 19.5” to 23.4” seat height range, it’s similar to the DXRacer King series which is covered in PVC leather and goes for roughly $500.
In terms of drawbacks, initially, you might find the seat too firm on most Nobechairs models. In our testing of the Noblechairs Hero, the seat does soften up a bit after a brief break in period. We like our chairs to be on the firm side for better support, so this isn’t really a drawback for us.
What’s more disappointing is that Noblechairs only offers a 2-year warranty for their chairs. At this price point, one would expect at least a 5-year warranty period like the Secretlab.
What to Look for in a DXRacer Alternative
Gamers are usually drawn to the DXRacer brand for its famous build quality and attention grabbing designs. Color wise DXRacer likes to opt for a two toned scheme, such as black/red, black blue, and black/white. Their chairs are always high back with elements that easily identify themselves as a gaming chair, such as side bolsters, wings on the backrest, and external lumbar pillows.
The best DXRacer alternatives should either check both of the boxes above, or be substantially cheaper than a comparable DXracer model. Price does matter after all.
All of the DXRacer alternatives above surpassed our expectations in terms of cost to build quality.