July 1 2019

Maxnomic vs. DXRacer

Searching “gaming chair” on Google or Amazon returns about a hundred billion results. With such a staggering number of products to choose from, where do you even start looking for the best gaming chair?

Maxnomic and DXRacer are two of the most popular brands out there, so in an effort to help you narrow down your options, we’ve put together a brief guide comparing them. They’re both excellent brands when it comes to long-term health and ergonomics—critical issues that gamers as a whole have ignored for far too long.

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In this guide, we’ll make the case for why you need a gaming chair if you sit for more than an hour or two every day, then pit Maxnomic and DXRacer against one another to see which is better in four categories: comfort, variety, accessories, and price.

How Gaming Chairs Became a Thing

Gaming has changed a lot since the 90s. Back then, you definitely couldn’t have anticipated gaming chairs or gaming headphones made specifically for that purpose. Video games used to be regarded as a children’s amusement to pass the time, but now they’re a popular mainstream hobby.

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We’ve even seen gaming become a real sport, with competitions offering multi-million dollar rewards. The point is that we spend a lot more time in front of a computer than we did in the past. More precisely, we spend a lot more time sitting down, oftenwith our backs arched.

Why You Need a Gaming Chair

Unlike TVs, gaming PCs make you sit upright and close to the screen. That fact has an enormous impact on your health. Sitting in a chair for hours at a time is uncomfortable and can damage your spine permanently. Even if you get the most comfortable gaming chair out there, you are still exposing yourself to a potential health hazard.

Gaming chairs came about not only as one way to prevent health issues, but also to make the hours you spend in front of the computer more productive, enjoyable, and comfortable. Unfortunately, not everyone who is a passionate gamer or who spends tons of time in the office working on the computer knows that having an excellent chair is imperative.

If you think it’s time for a new gaming chair, Maxnomic and DXRacer are currently among the top brands in the market. At first look, the differences aren’t super obvious, so choosing between them seems difficult. What should you consider?

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I’ll discuss these brands in detail and make some comparisons in the name of making the choice easier for you.

First, let’s break down a gaming chair’s function and see how these two brands compare in that regard. Then we’ll assess their comfort, differences between various models, optional accessories, and price.


Maxnomic and DXRacer are both at the top of their class when it comes to comfort. Both companies make chairs with ergonomic designs, comfy cushioning, and additional lumbar and neck support.

There are many minor differences, but only one worth mentioning. Maxnomic chairs include adjustable lumbar support, but DXRacer chairs don’t.

Since comfort is a highly individual thing, we don’t think there’s a clear winner here. Sometimes I sit on a Maxnomic chair and think it’s the most comfortable and sometimes I sit in a DXRacer and think its the most comfortable. They’re very close.

Winner: Tied 🏳️


Maxnomic chairs come in 4 primary styles:

  • Casual sport: Budget-oriented model.
  • Office Comfort: Built for taller people.
  • Pro Gaming: Gaming chair with enhanced seat comfort.
  • XL series: Gaming chair for prolonged use. Includes additional foam padding and adjustable support.

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DXRacer produces five different categories to choose from:

  • Formula series: Built for people up to 5’ 8’’ and 180 lbs
  • Racing series: Built for average-sized people up to 5’ 11’’ and 180 lbs
  • King series: For people between 5’ 9’’ and 6’ 2’’ and up to 275 lbs
  • Sentinel series: Made for people up to 6’ 5’’ and 325 lbs
  • Tank series: Built for people up to 6’ 6’’ and 425 lbs

Within this category, DXRacer offers more precisely defined choices. Greater variety means a better chance to find something that suits your specific body. Also, DXRacer allows the customer to pick from different color schemes. Therefore DXRacer absolutely wins this category.

Winner: DXRacer 🏆

Bonus Features

Although not essential to the chair’s function, accessories make the chair unique and personal. It’s worth mentioning that both brands offer to write your name on the head support. Pretty cool.

Maxnomic offers a unique SeatQuake system with their chairs. The SeatQuake system moves your chair during gaming in order to create a more immersive experience.gaming chairs maxnomic dxracer

On the other hand, DXRacer offers different types of cool gaming mouse pads and footrests that can be mounted on a specific kind of chair. This creates a custom feel and a matching set of gaming gear.

Once again, it isn’t easy to pick a winner. Neither one offers more than the other, they just offer different things. It’s up to you to choose the accessories that mean more to you. We think we have another tie for this category.

Winner: Tied 🏳️

Price & Budget

Prices are very similar for both brands. Maxnomic gaming chairs are usually in the range of $329 to $589, while DXRacer chairs go from $239 to $599.

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If you’re looking at the absolute best and most expensive models, there is really no difference in price. However, there’s a more noticeable difference in the lower price range. Gamers often look at budget-oriented chairs since premium models can be quite expensive.

Therefore, we declare DXRacer the winner in this category, and we will call it the more affordable, budget-friendly brand.

Winner: DXRacer 🏆

Final Words

By doing simple math and comparing the categories, we would have to say that DXRacer is the winner. After all, it did win in two of the four categories with the other two groups lacking a clear victor.

Still, many people find Maxnomic chairs superior. They sell a lot of chairs, after all.

Directly comparing different products can tell us which brand will be able to accommodate a broader range of customers. But on the individual level, each one of us has our own precise demands. For example, some people will compromise comfort for a better price, while some are willing to spend more freely. Others will prefer getting a gaming chair with speakers over anything else.

That’s why, regarding the Maxnomic vs. DXRacer debate, the conclusion is yours to make.  You are the only one who can find that one special chair that fits you perfectly.


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Matthew Lyons