Best Executive Gaming Chairs to Give you an Edge

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As business becomes more competitive, many high powered executives utilize 'hacks' to help boost their performance. Here are some examples:

  • Microdosing LSD: a trend in Silicon valley to help boost creativity
  • Bulletproof coffee: coffee blended with butter to ensure consistent energy without needing to eat
  • Modanfinil: a 'smart drug' that works like Viagra for the brain 
High powered executives sitting on gaming chairs

High powered executives can gain a tremendous edge by optimizing their posture

This article present a healthier performance hack for executives that doesn't need to be ingested. Consider:

  1. Modern work demands require long hours of screen-based sedentary time
  2. Sitting with poor posture harms your back and leads to health issues
  3. Gaming chairs support good posture 
  4. Good posture leads to increased energy, better concentration and many other wellness benefits

Gaming chair productivity hack

Designers, marketers, sales people, trainers, and everyone else who does desk work for a living can benefit tremendously by investing in a high-end gaming chair. Sitting with poor posture for long periods of time can lead to migraines, lower back pain, sagging posture, poor circulation, weight gain, lethargy, etc. A high quality gaming chair can help turn your health around. 

Note that in the gaming chair world, you get what you pay for. Budget gaming chairs cut corners. The following chairs don't. They all use high quality materials and come with an impressive array of features. Most importantly these chairs will do wonders for both your seated and standing posture

Comparison chart

Excluded from this comparison table is our top-rated chair, the $399 Secretlab Titan (the only one in this article that isn't sold on Amazon). 
noblechairs Epic Gaming Chair - Office Chair - PU Faux Leather - 135° Reclinable - White/Black
DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FH08/NB Newedge EditionRacing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair (Black/Blue) with Pillows
DXRacer Drifting Series DOH/DF73/NW Newedge Edition Racing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair eSports Desk Chair Executive Chair Furniture Pillows (Black/White)
Anda Seat Dark Demon Series Premium Racing Style Gaming Chair,Ergonomic High-Back Large Size Swivel Recliner Office Chair with Carbon Fiber Leather,Height Adjustable with Lumbar Support Pillow(Black)
Homall Executive Swivel Leather Gaming Chair, Racing Style High Back Chair with Lumbar Support and Headrest (Black)
noblechairs Epic Gaming Chair - Office Chair - PU Faux Leather - 135° Reclinable - White/Black
DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FH08/NB Newedge EditionRacing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair (Black/Blue) with Pillows
DXRacer Drifting Series DOH/DF73/NW Newedge Edition Racing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair eSports Desk Chair Executive Chair Furniture Pillows (Black/White)
Anda Seat Dark Demon Series Premium Racing Style Gaming Chair,Ergonomic High-Back Large Size Swivel Recliner Office Chair with Carbon Fiber Leather,Height Adjustable with Lumbar Support Pillow(Black)
Homall Executive Swivel Leather Gaming Chair, Racing Style High Back Chair with Lumbar Support and Headrest (Black)
from $339.90
from $349.00
from $359.00
from $329.99
from $91.88
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noblechairs Epic Gaming Chair - Office Chair - PU Faux Leather - 135° Reclinable - White/Black
noblechairs Epic Gaming Chair - Office Chair - PU Faux Leather - 135° Reclinable - White/Black
from $339.90
DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FH08/NB Newedge EditionRacing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair (Black/Blue) with Pillows
DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FH08/NB Newedge EditionRacing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair (Black/Blue) with Pillows
from $349.00
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DXRacer Drifting Series DOH/DF73/NW Newedge Edition Racing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair eSports Desk Chair Executive Chair Furniture Pillows (Black/White)
DXRacer Drifting Series DOH/DF73/NW Newedge Edition Racing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair eSports Desk Chair Executive Chair Furniture Pillows (Black/White)
from $359.00
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Anda Seat Dark Demon Series Premium Racing Style Gaming Chair,Ergonomic High-Back Large Size Swivel Recliner Office Chair with Carbon Fiber Leather,Height Adjustable with Lumbar Support Pillow(Black)
Anda Seat Dark Demon Series Premium Racing Style Gaming Chair,Ergonomic High-Back Large Size Swivel Recliner Office Chair with Carbon Fiber Leather,Height Adjustable with Lumbar Support Pillow(Black)
from $329.99
Homall Executive Swivel Leather Gaming Chair, Racing Style High Back Chair with Lumbar Support and Headrest (Black)
Homall Executive Swivel Leather Gaming Chair, Racing Style High Back Chair with Lumbar Support and Headrest (Black)
from $91.88
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Reviews: the best executive gaming chairs

#1st Rated
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Secretlab Titan

In our opinion, the Secretlab Titan is the best gaming chair on the market today. It has all of the features of competing premium gaming chairs, plus an ingenious internal lumbar mechanism that completely does away with lumbar support pillows.

Summary

The $300+ Secretlab Titan is covered in high quality PU leather, while the stunning genuine leather model starts at $900+. Both models also come with cold foam padding over a steel frame, 4D adjustable armrests and 5-start aluminum base. If you're serious about getting the best ergonomic benefits from your office chair, the Titan is well worth the money.

Secretlab Titan gaming chairs

The internal lumbar support system sets the Titan apart

What's to like about the Secretlab Titan gaming chair

Check out this video, where we visit Secretlab’s Singapore showroom to check out the best features of the Titan up-close:

  • Internal lumbar mechanism eliminates need for lumbar cushion
  • Goregeous PU leather color schemes
  • Extremely solid build quality
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What's not to like about the Secretlab Titan gaming chair

As our pick as the best gaming chair on the market, there is very little to dislike about the Secretlab Titan. Some might complain about the price, but for this level of quality it's well worth the expense. Another minor complaint is that Secretlab is is Singaporean company just starting to make inroads into the North American market. That's unfortunate, because the impressive quality of these gaming chairs is very apparent when inspecting them in person.


#2nd Rated
DXRacer Drifting Series

DXRacer Drifting Series

Gaming chairs are based on racing seats, which are designed to grip the body during sharp twists and turns. If you want a chair that will promote good posture but also let you curl up in any position you want, the DXRacer Formula Series is the gaming chair is for you.

Summary

For office workers, this chair would be a huge hit. Rolling a 55-pound DX-racer box into your office will catch everyone's attention. Putting it together will set the cublicles ablaze with chatter. Your bosses will either be impressed or intimidated by the investment you put into yourself. Your co-workers will likely be unsettled.


As the days pass, your posture will round out, your energy levels will increase, and you will start cracking out work at blistering pace - while floating on a cloud.

DXracer Drift Series black and red gaming chairs

The Drifting Series is ideal for the following sizes:

DXracer Drift and Formula Series specifications

What's to like about the DXracer Drifting Series

This chair looks great and is specifically designed for people who sit for long hours in typing position. The ergonomic support will do wonders for your long-term health, productivity at work and overall wellness.

Most people before buying struggle with the price. Most after buying wonder why they didn't buy one earlier. 

What's not to like about the DXracer Drifting Series

If you decide to 'upgrade' from a Formula Series to a Drift Series, you might be disappointed, and feel like you wasted your money. In terms of overall comfort, the Formula Series is superior, as it's specifically designed for gamers who tend to sit in multiple positions during marathons. 

However, for upright 'typing position' work, the Drift Series wins hands down. Its thicker padding is designed to support an upright posture for extended hours with ideal alignment, leg positioning and circulation. 


#3rd Rated
DXRacer Formula Series gaming chair

DXRacer Formula Series

The DXracer Formula Series is of the best gaming chairs on the market, made by the pioneer (and industry leader) of gaming chair technology. Both the Formula and Drift Series gaming chairs are built for people of medium build. They share similar features, with the Formula Series offering a roomier seat and less luxurious padding. 

Gaming chairs are based on racing seats, which are designed to grip the body during sharp twists and turns. If you want a chair that will promote good posture but also let you curl up in any position you want, this gaming chair is for you.

Summary

Built atop a sturdy aluminum base with a German-engineered hydraulic lift, the DXracer Formula Series sets the standard for an ergonomic chair designs that will let you sit straighter, work harder and be more productive. They offer all the features you’d expect in this price range, in a variety of attractive 2-tone colors. There’s a removable headrest and lumbar cushion, reclining ability to 135°, a rocking function, tilt-limiter and 2” casters, etc. 

Collection of DXracer Formula Series gaming chairs in different colors

The upholstering is brilliantly conceived, mixing breathable mesh fabric with good quality PU leather. Cleaning is a breeze: wipe everything down with a damp cloth to keep your gaming chair looking brand new.

The Formula Series is ideal for the following sizes:

DXracer Drift and Formula Series specifications

What's to like about the DXracer Formula Series

These chairs are sturdy, super comfortable, and work great as both gaming and office chairs. While they're priced higher than cheap chairs from your local market, these DXracer models are quite reasonable compared to premium chairs. They also stack up well with the most expensive ergonomic chairs on the market.  

What's not to like about the DXracer Formula Series

The adjustable armrests can move up or down, but the angle is fixed, which is mildly annoying. In addition many people find the headrest to be awkwardly placed, whether you loop it over the top of the chair, or string it through the two holes. Finding the right placement for the lumbar cushion will also need a week or so of experimentation.  


#4th Rated
Anda Seat Dark Demon Series Premium

Anda Seat Dark Demon Series

The Anda Seat Dark Demon is a gorgeous chair draped in ultra durable PVC leather. It has all the features you can dream of, plus double thick padding for an ultra plush sitting experience. Unleash your full power while sitting in this truly boss gaming chair. 

Summary

Anda Seat is a German company with a heavy presence in China. They produce Formula One racing seats, high-end movie theater chairs and ergonomic gaming chairs. The Dark Demon is their flagship chair.

Collection of DXracer Formula Series gaming chairs in different colors

The Dark Demon Series uses the same high quality materials that Anda Seat uses in their F1 racing car seats. The Dark Demon series is draped in good quality PVC leather that is comfortable, durable and scratch resistant. It has the usual premium features: gas-powered lift, high quality casters, solid steel base and an ergonomic extra-high back with removable headrest and lumbar cushion.

What's to like about the Anda Dark Demon Series Gaming Chair

The Anda Seat Dark Demon gaming chair boasts three features that even our beloved DXracer superchairs lack. First, where DXracers only recline to 130 degrees, the Dark Demon reclines to 160 degrees. Second, the adjustable armrests are 3D - you can adjust them up and down, and also forwards and backwards. Finally, atop its steel frame is 1.5" of memory foam plus 2.5" of high density foam. The result is incredibly luxurious ergonomic support and comfort.

What's not to like about the Anda Dark Demon Series Gaming Chair

The only thing to not like about this gaming chair is the fact that Anda Seats is not as well known in the west as they are in Asia. In fact this chair is superior to DXracer Formula and Drift series. It looks just as good (if not better), the seat is more comfortable, and it's built like a tank, with all of the features that you want in a premium gaming chair.


#5th Rated
Noblechairs Epic Gaming Chair

Noblechairs EPIC

The Noblechairs EPIC is a premium office gaming chair made entirely out of 100% vegan PU imitation leather. That makes it more ethical, and also more affordable, given it’s impressive set of features. It's a majestic chair with excellent support at the lower end of the premium pricing scale. 

Summary

Noblechairs' flagship EPIC office chair is made entirely out of 100% vegan PU imitation leather. That makes it more ethical, and also more affordable, given it’s impressive set of features.

Collection of DXracer Formula Series gaming chairs in different colors

Noblechairs touts that the design superiority of these chairs gives the very best ergonomic and comfort benefits. The racing style design is crisp and stunning. The backrest can be locked in five different positions, using an advanced rocking mechanism.


The adjustable armrests give optimal support to the elbows - an essential component of healthy seated posture.


Included in the box are detailed instructions (download the manual) and all the tools you need for DIY assembly. However, the parts are heavy, and two people will be needed to complete the build.


Also inside the box is a neck cushion and lumbar support pillow, plus 2.4" castors that glide smoothly across both hard and carpeted surfaces.

What's to like about the Noblechairs EPIC Gaming Chair 

These chairs are German-designed using automotive standard and look amazing. Having a chair like this for work or play will make you look really prominent. As for the price, it’s nowhere near the most expensive chairs on the market. However, as far as mid-range options, it’s one of the best.

In addition, the Noblechairs EPIC Gaming Chair uses a cold foam padding structure, which provides optimal breathability under the leather covering. In other words it’s an excellent choice for sitting long hours in.

What's not to like about the Noblechairs EPIC Gaming Chair

Because the build quality is so sturdy, people who have never used gaming chairs before might find it stiff and awkward to sit in correct posture.  In addition this is not the right chair for overweight users. It only supports 265 pounds, and the seating area may be too snug for wide bottoms. 


#6th Rated
Homall Executive Swivel Leather Gaming Chair

Homall Executive Gaming Chair

The Homall Executive gaming chair is the cheapest model on this list. Made in China, it is designed to conform to the shape of the body for optimal comfort and support. It comes with a removable headrest and lumbar support pillow that matches the dual-color seat and a full 180 degrees reclining option.

Summary

The Homall Executive gaming chair is the cheapest model on this list. Made in China, it is designed to conform to the shape of the body for optimal comfort and support. It comes with a removable headrest and lumbar support pillow that matches the dual-color seat and a full 180 degrees reclining option.

Collection of DXracer Formula Series gaming chairs in different colors

A solid steel base supports five casters that work well on both hard and carpeted floors. The chairs has a rocking function that can be disabled using a tilt-limiter. In addition it reclines at to a full 180 degrees - the only chair on this list that lets you lie perfectly flat.


Why a gaming chair is a great investment

The average office worker spends around eleven hours sitting every day. Add to that their commuting time to and from work, plus sitting during meal times. On top of all that sitting there is the after work routine: sat in front of the TV, gaming console or dining table.

Sitting with proper posture takes discipline, but many school and office chairs leave that onus entirely up to the user. As life wears us down, our posture can fall increasingly out of alignment over time. 

Examples of correct versus poor posture

The effects of chronic poor posture are complex. For example, the psoas strap the legs to the spine at the front of the body, working like a pulley to keep the spine balanced atop the pelvis.

Diagram showing the location of the psoas

However, with chronic poor posture, the  psoas will tighten, pushing the hips forward and stiffening the back. This will lead to a deepened slouch and diminishing blood circulation that will get worse over time.

Correct sitting posture diagram

Investing in one of the gaming chairs in this article would be a great counterbalance to the hazards of extended sitting time (headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, back and neck pain, lethargy, weight gain, etc).  With discipline, your investment can lead to improved posture, increased vitality and a growing passion for wellness and self-care.Read our feature on gaming chair health benefits for more information.


CONCLUSION: BUY NOW

This article reviewed the best executive gaming chairs on the market. Any one of these will look great in your office and offer amazing comfort.

More importantly, these chairs will keep your neck and spine in proper alignment. That means you can work long hours in perfect posture without suffering any ill effects (make sure to take plenty of breaks). 

noblechairs Epic Gaming Chair - Office Chair - PU Faux Leather - 135° Reclinable - White/Black
DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FH08/NB Newedge EditionRacing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair (Black/Blue) with Pillows
DXRacer Drifting Series DOH/DF73/NW Newedge Edition Racing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair eSports Desk Chair Executive Chair Furniture Pillows (Black/White)
Anda Seat Dark Demon Series Premium Racing Style Gaming Chair,Ergonomic High-Back Large Size Swivel Recliner Office Chair with Carbon Fiber Leather,Height Adjustable with Lumbar Support Pillow(Black)
Homall Executive Swivel Leather Gaming Chair, Racing Style High Back Chair with Lumbar Support and Headrest (Black)
noblechairs Epic Gaming Chair - Office Chair - PU Faux Leather - 135° Reclinable - White/Black
DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FH08/NB Newedge EditionRacing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair (Black/Blue) with Pillows
DXRacer Drifting Series DOH/DF73/NW Newedge Edition Racing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair eSports Desk Chair Executive Chair Furniture Pillows (Black/White)
Anda Seat Dark Demon Series Premium Racing Style Gaming Chair,Ergonomic High-Back Large Size Swivel Recliner Office Chair with Carbon Fiber Leather,Height Adjustable with Lumbar Support Pillow(Black)
Homall Executive Swivel Leather Gaming Chair, Racing Style High Back Chair with Lumbar Support and Headrest (Black)
from $339.90
from $349.00
from $359.00
from $329.99
from $91.88
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noblechairs Epic Gaming Chair - Office Chair - PU Faux Leather - 135° Reclinable - White/Black
noblechairs Epic Gaming Chair - Office Chair - PU Faux Leather - 135° Reclinable - White/Black
from $339.90
DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FH08/NB Newedge EditionRacing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair (Black/Blue) with Pillows
DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FH08/NB Newedge EditionRacing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair (Black/Blue) with Pillows
from $349.00
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DXRacer Drifting Series DOH/DF73/NW Newedge Edition Racing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair eSports Desk Chair Executive Chair Furniture Pillows (Black/White)
DXRacer Drifting Series DOH/DF73/NW Newedge Edition Racing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair eSports Desk Chair Executive Chair Furniture Pillows (Black/White)
from $359.00
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Anda Seat Dark Demon Series Premium Racing Style Gaming Chair,Ergonomic High-Back Large Size Swivel Recliner Office Chair with Carbon Fiber Leather,Height Adjustable with Lumbar Support Pillow(Black)
Anda Seat Dark Demon Series Premium Racing Style Gaming Chair,Ergonomic High-Back Large Size Swivel Recliner Office Chair with Carbon Fiber Leather,Height Adjustable with Lumbar Support Pillow(Black)
from $329.99
Homall Executive Swivel Leather Gaming Chair, Racing Style High Back Chair with Lumbar Support and Headrest (Black)
Homall Executive Swivel Leather Gaming Chair, Racing Style High Back Chair with Lumbar Support and Headrest (Black)
from $91.88
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Instead of popping pills or blending butter into your coffee, consider how much of a performance edge you can gain from improved posture, greater flexibility and increased vitality. A gaming chair can provide all of these benefits and more - all you need to do is sit.