For the average gamer, gaming chairs that cost $500 already sound like a lot. But compared to the most expensive gaming chairs out there, that’s chump change.
The adage – you get what you pay for – comes to mind. These chairs cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars for good reason – they are the cream of the crop in terms of quality and cutting edge features.
Without further ado, let’s delve into the world of the best gaming chairs that money can buy.
1. ErgoQuest Zero Gravity Workstation – $9,995 – $12,995
Taking the trophy for most expensive gaming chair is the Ergoquest Zero Gravity Workstation, which can cost up to $12,995. The key feature is a motorized dome that lets gamers change the center of gravity, providing you with a truly immersive gaming experience that’s also great on your back.
The seat and the backrest tilt together to lessen the stress on the spine. You can mount to three 34″ monitors that lets your gaming or work to a whole new level.
The ErgoQuest is the ultimate gaming platform that also costs a pretty penny.
2. Imperator Works IW-J20 Zero Gravity Game Chair – $3,900
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The Imperator Works’ Zero Gravity Gaming Chair will have your advisaries waving the white flag just at the sight of it. This scorpion inspired gaming station is more than just looks, howver.
The industrial grade carbon steel structure is paired with a racing car chair. A few taps on the control panel and hydraulic motors will adjust the height, distance, and recline of your chair to give you that weightless sensation of zero gravity. Aside from being able to support a triple monitor setup, there’s also the extra cool factor of the RGB LED lighting..
3. GTM Motion Simulator – $3,500
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If you’re a fan of racing games, buckle up ’cause the GTM Motion Simulator is here to take you for a ride. For the cost of an arm and a leg, you get the full cockpit experience, the latest motion technology, and an immersive gaming experience.
It comes with an array of features that simulate you in the driver seat The racing chair has front-to-back adjustment and tilt control while the control and pedal decks have adjustable height and tilt angle.
Currently, this realistic motion simulator is exclusively for Windows. But the company is working on compatibility for console-based games.
4. Herman Miller X Logitech G Embody – $1,495
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The Embody Gaming Chair is a collaboration between world-renowned brands Herman Miller and Logitech G. It uses years of research to create an ergonomic and cool gaming chair.
The original Embody was engineered with the help of 30 physicians and PhDs in fields such as biomechanics, vision, physical therapy, and ergonomics. With the help of Logitech G, the Embody has further leveled up to a gaming chair that fits the way gamers sit.
It has a thicker layer of foam with matching copper-fused cooling technology to keep gamers cool and comfy during long gaming spells.
Other science-backed features include the patented PostureFit Spinal Support, the BackFit Adjustment, even pressure distribution, 4D arms, and an adjustable seat depth.
Completing the package is one of the best warranties in the market at 12 years. This USA-made product is also created using 44% recycled materials and is 96% recyclable.
5. Herman Miller Aeron Gaming Edition – About $1,445
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For a steep price of $1,445, you can get your hands on the gaming edition of the the Herman Miller Aeron, the king of the kings of ergonomic chairs.
It combines the science-backed design of the original Aeron with dark black aesthetics to make it the centerpiece of any gaming setup. The PostureFit SL, 8Z Pellicle, Harmonic 2 Tilt, and other goodies are also in the Aeron Gaming Edition. Everything from the arms, backrest, and seat are adjustable for a superb fit.
Just like the Embody, the Aeron Gaming Edition is eco-friendly. It’s made of at least 52% recycled materials and is up to 91% recyclable at the end of its life.
6. Secretlab TITAN 2020 Series – $500 to $1000
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Secretlab is perhaps the most critically acclaimed brand for gaming chairs. Their products are expensive, but also extremely high quality.
As you might have guessed already from its name, the Titan Series is Secretlab’s offering for big and tall gamers. The price of the Titan depends on the buyer’s upholstery of choice: Prime PU leather, SoftWeave fabric, or NAPA leather. Of course, the buttery smooth and supple real leather is the most expensive version.
It has the largest array of colors and designs that I’ve ever seen in a gaming chair at 34 options. This larger cousin of the slightly cheaper Omega series is built to last with a steel frame, class 4 heavy-duty hydraulics, and an aluminum wheelbase.
In terms of ergonomic features, the Titan is a strong contender. Gamers can take advantage of premium features like 4D arms, a multi-tilt mechanism with tilt angle lock, and an integrated adjustable lumbar support just to name a few.
7. Noblechairs Hero – $460 to $770
Coming at fourth is the Noblechairs Hero, a sturdy beast with a 330 pound weight limit. Just like the Secretlab Titan, its price depends on the upholstery with the real leather option costing a steep $770.
Thanks to German engineering, the Hero is incredibly long lasting and elegantly crafted. Durable materials like steel frame, class 4 gas lift, and an aluminum base went into its creation. Every stitch simply exudes class.
The Hero doesn’t fall short with support either. Buyers get their money’s worth with years of comfortable gaming. For example, the high recline and smooth rocking mechanism can help destress gamers during extended gaming sessions.
8. DXRacer Tank Series – $630
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Yep, you guessed it from its name. Priced at a little bit over $600, the Tank Series is DXRacer’s sturdiest creation. It can hold up to 400 lbs of weight with its stable 5-point aluminum base, metal frame, high-density moulded foam, and heavy-duty gas lift.
Aside from its strength, another reason for its exorbitant price are the high end features. Features like 4D arms, a maximum recline angle of 120°, external head and lumbar pillows, and a spacious seat await buyers who want to invest in it.
9. Maxnomic® NeedforSeat XL – $600
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The Maxnomic NeedforSeat XL gives 4D armrests a twist with the world’s first and patented finger rest. A host of other ergonomic features also justifies its price. Durable cold cured foam and two external pillows promise comfort no matter how tough the battles are. Along with the rocking option, the backrest also has a sturdy, lockable recline and tilt function.
As expected of a gaming chair of its price and caliber, the NeedforSeat offers durability even with extensive use. Meanwhile, its premium PU leather upholstery with orange seam shows outstanding craftsmanship.
10. AKRacing Masters Series – Starts at $580
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AKRacing is an American gaming chair company that designs and manufactures all their chairs in house. This ensures the quality is consistent and top notch.
The Masters series is the company’s high end lineup, with the Pro Chair being the most expensive of the buch. This is primarily because it offers real Brazilian leather upholstery compared to PU leather found on the other models’. It’s also extra comfy with 30% more cushion than AKRacing’s other lineups.
Buyers are in for a treat with the 4-way arms and adjustable neck and lumbar pillows. It also sports a lock it and rock it mechanism, making it fun to use while gaming. Just lock the backrest to your preferred recline and tilt angle and you’re ready to go.
11. Gamdias Achilles P1-L – $520
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According to Gamdias, their company’s mission is to create products that can transcend into an artistic pantheon. With the Achilles P1-L, they’re definitely on the right track. Key features include comfy external cushions, 4D arms, a retractable footrest, and a backrest with a maximum recline angle of 150°.
Just like the other gaming chairs on our list, the Achilles P1-L is made with an eye for durability. The class 4 gas lift and 5-star aluminum alloy base can handle up to 440 lbs of weight.
It’s the customizable RGB streaming lighting that’s super cool though. Powered by either plugging into a PC or a powerbank, gamers can choose between 10 lighting effects for colorful gaming sessions.
12. Arozzi Primo – $500
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Timeless and comfortable – these are the two things that come to mind when I look at the Arozzi Primo. Available in either premium PU leather or woven fabric, it oozes class with every elegantly crafted stitch.
The Primo comes with an assortment of ergonomic features. For starters, it is lockable at 4° increments up to a 145° recline. It also has a lockable tilt function and a 12° maximum rocking function, the tension of which you can set to your desired resistance. Completing the list of features are the 4D arms, velour-covered neck pillow, and an adjustable internal lumbar support.
13. X Comfort Air Gaming Chair – $500
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Most chairs offer a combination of comfort, support, and durability. The X Comfort Air takes it to another level by adding cooling to the recipe. Equipped with a state-of-the-art air-cooling system, it promises to keep gamers fresh even in the heat of battle. It has a 3-speed fan controller so users can even adjust the cooling effect to their preference.
The X Comfort Air has an aerodynamic design which prevents air loss and maximizes its cooling potential. The PVC leather upholstery also has ventilation holes, allowing air to pass through.
Of course, aside from this cooling system, the chair delivers when it comes to ergonomic support as well. High-density moulded foam, 4D arms, a tilt mechanism with angle lock, and 2 external pillows are just some of its features that offer hours of comfortable gaming.
When it comes to durability, X Comfort Air doesn’t joke around either. A steel framework, class-4 gas piston, and an aluminum base ensure that you can take advantage of this costly chair’s benefits for years.