Anda Seat Dark Demon Gaming Chair Review

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ANda Seat gaming chair front, back and reclining view

The Anda Seat Dark Demon gaming chair is one of the most popular models in Asia and is just starting to make a presence in North American markets. As the price suggests it’s a premium quality chair on par with other high end models like the Secretlab Titan and Noblechairs Epic.

Packed with impressive features, there are two standouts. First is the padding: layered over the steel frame is 1.5" of memory foam plus 2.5" of high density foam for extra thick support. Second in the PVC vinyl coating mixed with carbon fiber - it looks great, is easy to clean and feels incredibly durable.

The Anda Seat Dark Demon comes with an industry-leading warranty: lifetime for the frame and 18 months for all parts. Given the quality and warranty, this chair is a great investment that will yield plenty of long-term benefits

Anda Seat Dark Demon Gaming Chair: QUICK OVERVIEW


Overall Rating:

4.5 / 5

Quality 

Features

Price

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Stunning good looks
  • The PVC vinyl cover is easy to clean and very durable 
  • Fits a wide range of sizes (5’6 to 6’8, up to 440 pounds)
  • Very plush padding feels like sitting on a cloud

Cons

  • Expensive - only worth it for those willing to pay extra for luxury
  • The double padding and PVC leather are the only two unique features (which makes the price harder to swallow) 

Summary

The Anda Seat Dark Demon reclines deeper than the standard 130 degrees to 160 degrees, for those who need to sleep in a pinch. It also has adjustable 3D armrests (are adjust up and down, forwards and backwards. Atop a steel frame is 1.5" of memory foam plus 2.5" of high density foam. Draped on top of that is dark PVC vinyl. The end result is a premium gaming chair with extra padding that provides incredibly luxurious ergonomic support.

Anda Seat Dark Demon Gaming Chair

Anda seat Dark Demon vinyl cover closeup

The PVC vinyl cover (and parts) come with an industry leading 6-year guarantee

This is a premium gaming chair that is very well thought out. The whole chair weighs 61 pounds and feels very solid. The stitching is precise, while the PVC leather feels soft and firm at the same time.

The Dark Demon looks amazing, but sitting in the chair will really blow your mind. You can feel the quality of the memory foam as it takes to the shape of your body and sets. The supporting head and lumbar cushions are substantial and offer excellent support. This is a power chair that will make you look and feel like a boss.

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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)
  • DOUBLE COMFORT:Ergonomic High-back gaming racing chair with free headrest pillow & lumbar cushion, wider and thicker adjustable armrests with ergonomic shape, high quality seat cushion make it an ideal seat for working, studying and gaming
  • MULTIFUNCTION:360 Degree Swivel Rocker Tilt E-Sports Chair, Full recline function with 90 to 160 degree backwards movement, can be lying down like bed and can be locked at any angle,adjustable armrest and seat height adjustment,removable headrest pillow and lumbar cushion,Multi-direction high quality Wheel Move Smoothly On Floor without making any noise, all to make it an ideal seat
  • HIGH-SECURITY: Integrated metal frame, explosion-proof gas spring of international standards,5-star Aluminum chair Base with 2.4" High quality PU castors make a super stable structure with LARGE SIZE: Overall dimension: 28" x 26"x 52.76" (W x D x H) seat size: 22.32"(D)x21.26"(W) (Maximum capacity : 330LB)
  • Good Quality Material: High-quality Carbon Fiber & PVC leather (easily cleaned and fade resistant), high-density thicker sponge ( high resilience and high permeability)
  • EXCELLENT AFTER-SALES SERVICE: Free replacement or money back for any reason within 30 days. Lifetime warranty on frame, 18 month warranty on parts.Detail assembly instructions included, Any dissatisfaction with our products or service, please contact us to solve

Anda Dark Demon Features

Dark Demon gaming chair view from 4 sides
  • Lifetime warranty on frame; 6-year warranty on all parts
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    High-quality PVC leather (mixed with carbon fiber) that is built to last
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    Double padding (memory foam plus high density foam) for extra comfort and support
  • Includes removable velour headrest pillow and lumbar support cushion
  • 5-star aluminum base with high quality PU castors
  • 90° to 160° tilt mechanism for deep reclining

Who is this product for?

Anda Seat Dark Demon fitting chart

The Dark Demon is a medium-sized option in the Anda Seat Collection

The Dark Demon fits in the middle of the sizing chart and is best suited to people of average size. If you are between 5’2 to 6’2, this chair will fit you perfectly. 

If you are willing to pay a premium price for six years of solid ergonomic support, the Anda Seat Dark Demon is a great investment with plenty of benefits including balanced posture, greater blood flow, higher levels of vitality and increased energy.   

What we like

Anda Seat Dark Demon Components

As should be expected for a gaming chair in the $400-ish price range, the Dark Demon shows great attention to detail in its design. It feels like sitting in the bucket seat of a race car (which the design is modeled on), with less room to splay your legs. Expect to feel strapped into perfect ergonomic alignment no matter the task: tilt upright for work, and recline varying degrees for reading, watching moves or napping. 

Anda Dark Demon recliner mode

A luxurious gaming chair with various reclining modes

As you can see in the above image, the support pillows are generously sized and fit tastefully onto the chair, without affecting the overall look. Both the neck pillow and lumbar cushion are covered in velour and feel like they can give solid support for years.  

What we don't like

The Dark Demon tries to accommodate as many body sizes as possible, ranging from 5’2 to 6’2 and supporting up to 350 pounds. That means some of the features are inconsistent. For example, the bucket seat forces narrow leg width, while the 3D armrests can be pushed outwards to adjust to wider bodies. As a result you may need to spend a week or two experimenting with the settings before you find your comfort zone.

A second quibble has to do with the PVC vinyl. Overall the PVC works well, but out of the box, instead of a fresh leather smell, you’ll get a noxious chemical one. At that point you should remember that the Dark Demon is made in a Chinese factory and coated in coated in a chemical leather.

Finally, although it’s overall a great chair, there is nothing innovative about the Dark Demon. Aside from luxury extras (extra thick padding, extra durable PVC leather), expect the same features (reclining, 3D armrests, etc) that you will find in the best gaming chairs under $200.


Anda Seat Dark Demon Alternatives

Below we take a closer look at the best Anda Seat Dark Demon competitors: 


Secretlab Titan

Secretlab Titan gaming chairs

The internal lumbar support system sets the Titan apart

The Secretlab Titan is our pick as the best gaming chair on the market. It boasts all the features of industry-leading gaming chairs and is draped in superior quality PU leather, although they also offer a stunning genuine leather option for $949. The standout feature that sets the Epic apart is the adjustable lumbar support built into the backrest of the chair. Turn the knob on the side to adjust the support and get all the ergonomic benefits of the best gaming chairs, without need for a lumbar cushion. 


Noblechairs EPIC gaming chair

Noblechairs Epic lumbar and neck pillows

The pillows support posture, but ruin the sleek look

At $349, the Noblechairs Epic costs $50 less than the Dark Demon and offers basically the same package (steel frame,PU leather, quality components), with slightly less luxurious padding. On the downside the clashing colored support pillows ruin the otherwise regal appearance of the chair. On the upside, they also offer a  full leather model that is significantly cheaper than the full leather Secretlab Titan ($949).  


DXracer Drift Series

DXracer Drift Series black and red gaming chairs

The pillows support posture, but ruin the sleek look

​A high-end office chair based on gaming chair fundamentals, the DXracer Drifting Series PU leather model is $40 cheaper than the Anda Seat Dark Demon but just as good if not better, in our opinion. Expect less luxurious padding than the Dark Demon and more of a ‘working chair’ professional feel that ideal ideal for creatives and digital producers. The Drifting Series offers less luxurious padding than the Dark Demon but superior padding to the F-Series and comes with PU and PVC leather options in a variety of colors.


Conclusion

The Anda Seat Dark Demon ranks among the best gaming chairs on the market today. There's nothing to dislike about this model except minor quibbles.  The Dark Demon has everything you expect from a gaming chair, with all features geared towards ergonomic support and comfort. What stands out about the Dark Demon is the extra thick padding, unique PVC faux leather covering and impressive 6-year warranty. 

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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)
If you're looking for a stylish workhorse that can support optimal performance for long hours in a desk-work position, the Anda Seat Dark Demon will keep you upright and comfortable for years. With its 6-year warranty, you're basically paying $66.5 annually over 6 years for amazing benefits and optimal seated performance.