The Secretlab Titan is our pick as the best gaming chair on the market. It compares to many other high-end gaming chairs in terms of quality of build, quality of materials and attention to detail. However, what sets the Secretlab Titan apart from the rest is its internal lumbar mechanism. Secretlab is the only gaming chair producer with this feature, and it's a gem.
Without an external lumbar cushion, the Titan gives a sleek and elegant look that provides excellent back support and all the perks of the world's best gaming chairs.
Visiting the Secretlab Showroom
Recently, ChairsFX had the opportunity to visit Secretlab's gaming chair showroom in Singapore. Our mission was specifically get get a closer look at the Secretlab Titan, a gaming chair touted as an upgrade over our DXracer gaming chairs (generally considered as the industry flagship of quality).
At USD$399 and up, these are more expensive than many competitors. However, after checking out the Secretlab Titan up close, that price seems justified.
These chairs stand on the shoulders of giants, having all the features of industry-leading gaming chairs (like the DXracer Drift and Formula Series), with premium mods on top of that excellent foundation. Expect a quality working chair all around: everything from the fabric to the lumbar support to the casters are first-class.
If you are a professional (gamer, coder, producer, writer etc) who spends long hours at a computer workstation, the Secretlab Titan offers comfort plus many more benefits that will help to justify the price. Count on it to firm up your posture, boost energy levels and blow the minds of peons slouched in $30 chairs.
Secretlab Titan Gaming Chair: QUICK OVERVIEW
Pros and Cons
The Secretlab Titan gives you everything you could want in a high quality gaming chair or office chair. Given the price, these chairs are better suited for those willing to pay a premium for the benefits that gaming chairs bring.
Serious professionals wanting to give themselves the best tools to succeed should seriously consider investing in a chair of this price and quality.
Below we break down all the features that make the Secretlab Titan our pick as the best gaming chair in the world.
Secretlab Titan key features
Straight off the bat you can count on this chair having all the basic features (comfort and premium posture support) of the very best gaming chairs on the market. What sets the Titan apart is the premium features offered on top of the standard ones.
Who is this product for?
The Titan is Secretlab's flagship product, so it makes sense they would cater it to the widest market possible. This chair will work wonderfully for most normal-sized adults.
The barrier of entry is the price - these are not chairs to buy on a whim. The ideal customer (in our opinion) would be digital professionals (gamers, coders, SEOs, editors etc) willing to invest in tools that enhance their performance.
Some people use Modanfinil for a professional edge. Others micro-dose LSD. Some get into fitness. If you want to optimize your posture, boost energy and gain an edge while sitting at your desk, this chair is worth the investment.
What we like
First up is their innovative lumbar support. While other chairs come with a lumbar cushion, the Secretlab Titan features adjustable lumbar support built into the backrest of the chair. Adjust the support to suit your preference by turning a knob on the side - once you find your sweet spot, support will be locked in (unlike lumbar cushions, which often shift unexpectedly)
What we like most is the sturdiness of the build. You can feel the thick foam padding as you melt into the chair - everything feels solid. While other gaming chairs blend fabric with PU leather trim, the Titan is draped entirely in high-quality PU leather that undergoes a whopping 100,000 test cycles (five times the standard requirement of 20,000 cycles).
What we don't like
There’s very little not to like about this chair (except for the price being an issue for those on a budget). The biggest problem we found was that the awesomeness of these chairs simply don’t come across through pictures – you need to see them in person to truly appreciate the quality.
During our visit, Secretlab officials noted that the chairs were selling quickly, and their team was working hard to keep up with demand. For now, offline showrooms are only in SE Asia; in future, western showroom expansion is planned.
Secretlab Titan Alternatives
If not entirely sold on the Secretlab Titan, here are three alternatives of similar price and quality:
DXracer Drift Series
The Drifting Series offers all of the luxuries (minus the lumbar mechanism) of the Secretlab Titan, with a slightly cheaper price tag. The D-series is geared towards professionals, offering a narrower seat than the Formula Series with better padding and two cover options: stunning PU leather (looks nicer) and PVC leather (more durable). Other features include a removable headrest and lumbar cushion, reclining to 135°, a tilt-limiter, rocking function and 2” PU casters.
Anda Seat Dark Demon
Engineered in Germany and made in China, the Anda Seat Dark Demon is one of the leading gaming chairs in the mainland Chinese market. The Dark Demon counters the luxury of the Titan with equally luxurious padding and a similarly solid build. If you want want to save a few dollars, this is a worthy alternative to the Secretlab Titan.
Noblechairs EPIC gaming chair
The Noblechairs EPIC is around $200 cheaper than the Titan is is a solid mid-range option. For less than $350 you get thick cold foam padding, highly breathable (and eco-friendly)and crisp professional styling in a very sturdy package.
Conclusion: buy now!
The Secretlab Titan pays exceptional attention to the smallest little details, and perfectly nails the blueprint for the ultimate gaming chair – at the lower end of the premium price range.
One of the first things you’ll notice when testing out the Titan is how firm the padding is. The chair feels incredibly durable, like something that will last for years and still look amazing with minimal care.
While the price will frighten many potential customers, those who consider the long-term benefits might be able to justify the cost: calculate how many hours of comfortable productivity you will get out of this ergonomic masterpiece, then see if the numbers add up.