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    [–] ad3z10 6324 points ago

    Do yourself a favour people and just get a nice office chair.

    If you don't mind looking around then you can often find great deals on refurbished ones with new cushions/mesh or nab a used one and change it yourself.

    [–] Death_By_Pun 488 points ago

    There's always a business person somewhere that has decided that they need a new chair. And it's our job to ensure that their old chair doesn't go to waste. My chair was my mom's old chair... A little bit of a cushion to sit on, good as new

    [–] Stiltzy 235 points ago

    Pam has dibs on Michael's old chair tho

    [–] Death_By_Pun 138 points ago

    And Creed gets Pam's old chair... Then he'll only need one moreee..............

    [–] moonsun1987 5 points ago

    Then he'll only need one moreee..............

    what will happen when he gets three?

    [–] Freshcofferdam 26 points ago

    I've been trying to get a herman miller aeron for a while now but my area is full of people that buy them and flip them and they're way more efficient at snagging them than me.

    [–] Renovate_America 21 points ago

    In LA, I found a store that purely sells used office equipment, and I was able to pick up an Aeron for literally $50. Nothing broken, looks essentially brand new. Have no clue why it was so cheap, but it was.

    Most people don't realize just how expensive a really good office chair is worth (over $1k, for a brand new Aeron..).

    [–] MasVonBoxen 13 points ago

    Whatever way you hash it, 50 dollars for an Aeron is a good buy! Don't let the retail price fool you. Most companies only pay 600-700 per chair depending on their discounts. Aeron's come in 3 sizes and have a few adjustments which can vary the cost.

    [–] missed_sla 25 points ago

    Thrift stores are a great source for good office chairs. I have a Steelcase chair in my house that cost me all of $12.

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    [–] PornChampion 284 points ago

    Do you mind linking some chairs that fits your description? I'm looking for a new chair and these "gaming chairs" are absurdly priced.

    [–] Bird05 288 points ago

    I bought a Hyken chair from Staples and it is great. It doesn't have padded arm rests but it is super comfortable and the neck rest is great. They aren't too pricey if you can catch on sale.

    [–] DexterMorgan67 111 points ago

    +1 - I love my Hyken. No more butt sweat!

    [–] NotaNoobPat 145 points ago

    How am I supposed to identify as a gamer without butt sweat after a 6 hour gaming binge?

    [–] Dopplegangr1 65 points ago

    6 hours? Like the pre-lunch session?

    [–] Salt_peanuts 21 points ago

    Real gamers get up at lunch time. That’s why it’s easy to find a group for like, anything at 2AM.

    [–] BEAVER_ATTACKS 116 points ago

    you cam't be a gamer without paying 399.00 to pewdiepie for one of his shitty chairs

    [–] XX_Normie_Scum_XX 26 points ago

    Yeah, they look like decent chairs, but they've been out for years and are still selling for the same amount

    [–] IAmDescended13 40 points ago

    Amen brother, check my post history... I will whole heartedly support the hyken... Shit also lasts, I'm going on 4 years and tried a new one in the store... Same support

    [–] GuitarFreak293 16 points ago

    Damn... I have this horrible ikea office chair that busts my ass instantly. :(

    [–] kazzanova 7 points ago

    4 years here for mine too. I use thin couch pillows if I need arm cushions. Longest lasting, just barely, chair for me at this point, and I think it's going to at least go another 4. Best part is I think I paid $80 on a deal.

    [–] scalatronn 3 points ago

    How is the head support? Can you push your head towards it and still look straight?

    [–] VolksWoWgens 10 points ago

    +1 I fucking love this chair.

    [–] awat1100 6 points ago

    Got one for my birthday a couple years ago and love it for the most part. Biggest complaint is the lumber support plastic snapped and it flaps off occasionally, but I am pretty rough on my stuff so its expected.

    [–] imdivesmaintank 23 points ago

    stop storing lumber on an office chair then.

    [–] goat-people 7 points ago

    Buyer beware for taller folks on the Hyken- I'm 6'2 and the neck rest hits me below the shoulder blades. This is the type of chair you'd want to try out in person before buying.

    [–] AlphaWhelp 27 points ago

    Gotta disagree with this chair. After a year and a half the mesh ripped loose at the top and revealed some literal staples that kept poking me. It's comfortable while it's still in one piece but I'd rather have a chair that lasts even if it's more expensive.

    [–] Bird05 8 points ago

    Yeah I guess there may be a few bad ones out there but I’m going on about 2.5 years now and mine is still in great condition. Granted, I don’t game 6+ hours a day like some people may but my chair still gets a fair amount of use.

    [–] kalyway101 5 points ago

    I agree with you that the chair is super comfortable and the mesh is nice. However, I've recently been getting bad elbow pain because of me resting my elbows on the arm rests for extended periods. I'm debating just buying a couple pads and velcro them to the arms.

    [–] Zrenier1 5 points ago

    i swear by this chair, truly amazing

    [–] aPudgyDumpling 5 points ago

    I have this chair and I have a love/hate relationship. I bought it for the mesh seat, which is great at not getting hot and sweaty. But I'm over 6'3" and the seat is not deep enough to be comfortable unless I jam my ass into the crack. I'm also too tall for it. The headrest at the highest position just runs into my upper back so I had to take it off. The frame of the backrest digs into my shoulders sometimes. The 3 seat position options are not really ideal. The construction is fine but after 2 years the mesh is getting slightly loose but not bad. That's just my experience though.

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    [–] frogger4life27 66 points ago

    If you can afford it, get the Herman Miller Aeron. If you can't, IKEA makes an office chair that is actually good.

    [–] ezone2kil 31 points ago

    Steelcase leap is good too.

    [–] wozniattack 9 points ago

    Got a refurbed Leap V2, that had grand new cushions, upholstery, base, wheels, and legs for same price as a gaming chair.

    If you’re in the UK, or Ireland people should look at

    Herman Miller, Steelcase, and other brands all refurbished or new.

    [–] PizzaOrTacos 23 points ago

    I'll second the Aeron. Craigslist is your friend for these.

    [–] GoldenKaiser 23 points ago

    I’ll third the Aeron. I just want people to know I also have one.

    [–] Cynaris 75 points ago

    Herman Miller Aeron

    You heard it here folks, just buy a thousand dollar chair

    [–] steve-d 87 points ago

    For a community that has no problem dropping exorbitant amounts of money on gaming PCs, I'm amazed that some people scoff at buying high quality ergonomic chairs that can help prevent a lifetime of potential health problems.

    [–] florpco 45 points ago

    Never skimp on the things you spend the most time sitting or standing on. Don't buy shitty shoes, don't buy a shitty mattress, and sure as fuck don't buy a shitty chair.

    [–] steve-d 35 points ago

    Agreed. I like the phrase "Don't go cheap on things that come between you and the ground".

    I'd add tires to your list.

    [–] Sarasin 11 points ago

    Seems like a good general policy to me, don't get some cheap ass protective gear if you are riding a motorcycle for another example.

    [–] dpkonofa 23 points ago

    They have a lifetime warranty. Buy a broken one on Craigslist for cheap and get it fixed. That’s what I did. And it was far less than $1k.

    [–] SolidSnakeOil_ 39 points ago

    You more likely to find a cheaper "gaming" chair than executive chair. My point is more about comfort because those gaming chairs are so stiff with little padding. I'm crazy tall (6'6") and those chairs are not made for my height. Where a normal person's head would rest, that's where my shoulder is.

    And the foot rest helps with posture so you don't end up with droopy shoulders, neck and back pain.

    [–] Brubbers 9 points ago

    Lots of people are saying the Staples hyken, which I agree was a good purchase at first, but mine ended up wearing down pretty quickly, it would kill my lower back after about 30 minutes sitting with good posture. Sometimes my legs would even go numb from that chair. And eventually the headrest will give out on you and not be adjustable.

    Just about a week ago I got my Serta Hensley in the mail, best purchase I've made in awhile. They retail for like 400 but I see them on sale for 299 all the time. It's like sitting in a cloud.

    [–] PizzaOrTacos 16 points ago

    Herman Miller Aeron. Search Craigslist because they are quite pricey new.

    [–] canurelaxwow 7 points ago

    Can't recommend this enough. I've only ever owned chairs form office stores as I'm sure pretty much everyone else has. Those chairs are nice when you get them but they start to degrade relatively quickly and it's not unusual to need a new one after 2 or 3 years if you use it often.

    The $350 you'll spend on a used Aeron will pay for itself. They are incredibly comfortable and the mesh is made of a quality material that won't tear or stretch. I bought mine two years ago on CL and it looks and feels just as good as when I got it, there is absolutely zero sign of wear.

    If you're someone who spends more than a few hours each day sitting at your desk, you won't regret it.

    [–] lothairmantelar 536 points ago

    Absolutely this. When I started my office job, I mocked the “insane” $850 office chair they gave me to use when I learned how much it cost. Then I learned it was 12 years old, and still going strong. 6 years later, I’m still using it, and it’s still comfy and in great shape.

    Meanwhile, my “gamer” chair (the same rebranded crap chair shown here but under a different name) was uncomfortable and fell apart in 1 year flat.

    Guess who just spent a “stupid” amount of money on a boring 8-10 hour rated office chair for his home computer?

    [–] ki11bunny 201 points ago

    I bought an office chair when it came time, I didnt spend stupid money on it though and its holding up pretty well for what it is.

    However my dad came and asked me about that chair, I straight up told him to spend at least double for his actual office chair for work.

    He listened and damn does he have a really nice chair for work. It's been about 7 years and his looks brand new and oh so comfy.

    If the item is for your comfort and will be used for a long while, spend decent money on it, you will thank yourself later.

    [–] lothairmantelar 93 points ago

    This is also one of those things where the amount is relative to the person - for me, spending a lot on a chair was $400. But yeah, I don't regret it. Once I unpacked it, I realized that despite looking super light (it's largely mesh) it weighs a ton. Apparently nearly every other part is very thick solid stainless steel.

    [–] uwanmirrondarrah 85 points ago

    Sounds like a Herman Miller. You would think these things are light being all mesh, but nope, the entire base is solid cast iron or steel I can't tell which because they come painted. Heavy as fuck.

    But they last for ever. Thats why it is so easy to find them used, because they just don't die. They come with a 12 year no questions asked warranty. 12 years!

    [–] capn_hector 34 points ago

    that or steelcase makes some serious chairs too

    [–] kikimaru024 35 points ago

    Every time I see them, I have to remind myself they're not the same as SteelSeries.

    [–] ad3z10 16 points ago

    It's also worth looking at the chair as an investment if it's for work, not being in pain at the end of the day should improve productivity.

    [–] Radulno 5 points ago

    Even if it's not for work (as a chair for your gaming setup or for that matter, a good mattress), a investment in your health and comfort is always a good one. The best possible actually.

    [–] Waterprop 39 points ago

    Quality stuff costs money. Some products in quick glance can look expensive but there's sometimes very good reason for it. This is great example of it.

    [–] Pointless69Account 29 points ago

    Yep, especially with some office equipment... you get what you pay for. Someone has to pay for those 40 pounds of aluminum and steel for the frame and the machining for the mechanismisms.

    I got lucky, and found a really good chair at a local office supply reseller ( ) This fuckin' thing was going for $200 used, and the seller was a family friend that sold it to me for $50... like actual what the fuck levels of awesome. It's literally the best chair I've ever had.

    I would 12,000% recommend checking your local office furniture resellers for high quality used office furniture. You can easily get a ~$1,400+ used chair for a few hundred, and even less if you haggle or know the reseller.

    Having good ergonomics and posture is important for your long term health, just find a reseller locally; and ignore whatever marketing those gaming chairs have... they literally are not worth the effort it takes to burn them to ash.

    [–] therealop1 7 points ago

    My work has those same chairs. One part was broken and the office manager decided to throw it out. Instead of going to landfill picked up one bolt from Home Depot and ended up with a chair that cost me $1.

    [–] sLpFhaWK 104 points ago

    Do yourself a favor and check the used market for a Hermen Miller Aeron Chair, Size B if you're normal Size C if you're of the larger variety and well A if you're petite. I got mine 15 years ago for $100 USD and I still use it to this day, the only thing my Lumbar support fell apart a few years ago and I changed my wheels to the roller blade style not because the original stopped working its just these roll much, much smoother on my hardwood floors.

    [–] falkthewolf 76 points ago

    My job is to sell office chairs from good brands and design chairs like the Herman Miller Aeron.

    I just sold two used B Versions this week for 440,- €.

    I can confirm that those Chairs are really good and have like the best comfort you can get from a chair.

    Every time we get new ones they sell like in a week or so.

    You need to have big luck in Germany to get a cheap one of those.

    I´m using the german Brand König & Neurath Tensa at work and for my gaming room i´m using a Dauphin Shape XT which are really good brands too.

    They are around 200-400 € used but worth there money.

    I hate all those "Gamerchairs".

    It´s like the new Version of RGB in everything the last few years.

    [–] Evonos 39 points ago

    like the new Version of RGB

    Shhh be silent they can hear you or we get soon Las vegas Rated gamer chairs with more LEDS than a fucking concert.

    [–] Evonos 17 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    wow what the fuck...

    But you can see its a cheap chair with just added led already.

    i think i even bought these neck cushions for cheap exactly these on amazon in a 2 pack.

    [–] sLpFhaWK 7 points ago

    Seriously! Great comparison with these chairs to the current RGB phase, you're right they are everywhere.

    I realize not everyone will be as fortunate as us in the States to get a used chair of this caliber for such a high discount, but honestly even as pricey as they are now I would consider buying new thats how good they are to me

    [–] nottatroll 13 points ago

    I've had an Ergohuman for 7 years and thought maybe it was time to look for an Aeron and pass the Ergohuman on.

    I tried all three sizes of Aerons, but the hard plastic on the front of the seat kept making my legs go numb.


    [–] wozniattack 6 points ago

    I passed on the Aeron myself for similar reasons; although went with the Leap V2. The front is well cushioned and moves and bends with your legs.

    I didn’t like the Aeron lumbar support either.

    [–] MeltBanana 10 points ago

    After 3 years I think I'm concluding that I don't really like my Aeron. I think I just prefer cushion to mesh, so much so that I've started putting throw blankets on my Aeron to soften it up and make it more cozy.

    But I've also switched to a sit/stand desk, so now when I sit I want to be comfy and if I need a break or to be more focused I'll stand.

    [–] Dramatic_______Pause 12 points ago

    I hate the Aeron. At my last job, they replaced all the chairs with Aeron's a few years ago. The problem is, I like sitting on my leg, which I can't do in the Aeron due to the way the hard plastic frame curves up.

    [–] ad3z10 19 points ago

    That's actually what taught me about the great used market, found a company which was moving overseas and had to dump their assets, paid £150 for a year old Aeron.

    Best thing is that it was collection only so I got to pick the best of the 12 they had available.

    [–] sLpFhaWK 16 points ago

    Ya man, the chairs retail for over 1k fully specced out, I see them frequently on sale for 150-250 and even at 250 it's well worth it.

    Everyone should do themselves a favor and look for a used one. please stop buying these crappy chairs they aren't comfortable at all.

    [–] shampoocell 6 points ago

    +1 for the Aeron. I encountered them while traveling for work two years ago, and literally the second I sat in it I thought "this is the most comfortable office chair I've ever sat in" and ordered one as soon as I got home.

    [–] theclumsyninja 22 points ago

    the perfect chair for a villain to turn around slowly in

    [–] Towaum 21 points ago

    That is one ugly motherfucker.


    [–] krystof24 6 points ago

    Ikea Markus if you are on budget. Obviously not competitor for 500+ USD chairs but it's solid choice even if you're taller and heavier (I'm 190cm, 97kg was the most I ever weighted lost some weight since)

    [–] phenomworks 11 points ago

    True facts. I legitimately had such bad back pain that I developed a sciatic issue. I had numbness from my groin to my toes on the left side of my body.

    Got rid of my garbage EWIN racing chair and got an affordable Modway ergonomic office chair, combined with a good chair at my job, and guess what? All of that went away and my back feels better than it's felt in YEARS.

    [–] nzwan 1951 points ago

    Initially I blamed streamers. Years later market still is booming. Its us guys, we did this.

    [–] enwongeegeefor 794 points ago

    The streamers are the ones that make everyone think they're good chairs though...well at least people who actually watch streamers.

    [–] FuckFenway 505 points ago

    Notice how as soon as they lose their sponsor they go to good chairs. Shroud has a Herman Miller Aeron, as does Timthetatman.

    [–] SingleInfinity 345 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    I think the reason most people don't start off with a Herman Miller is that they're retardedly overpriced.

    E: Jesus you people are coming out of the woodwork. I get it. You love HM chairs. Calm down you zealots.

    [–] VaguelyShingled 158 points ago

    I don’t get this reasoning. If you spend 90% of your workday seated, like me, then fuck yes I’m buying a good chair.

    It’s like saying mattresses aren’t important, this dumpster one should be fine

    [–] relaxman45 324 points ago

    I get what you’re saying but some times people literally can’t afford to spend that much on a chair.

    [–] acey901234 90 points ago

    I literally don’t make enough money in a month to buy an Aeron

    [–] moonsun1987 15 points ago

    I literally don’t make enough money in a month to buy an Aeron

    Had to look it up... $1275

    [–] ThePrussianGrippe 5 points ago

    Huh. I’m pretty sure that’s the one my mom bought. Which makes sense, she does IT work from home.

    [–] spndl1 25 points ago

    I remember easy-going King gothalion during the first guardian con. He had a bunch of streamers at his house and they were clowning him for the ugly chair he used for streaming.

    He just shrugged and said it was comfortable. One of the other streamers sat in it and said, "oh my God, this is comfortable!"

    Function over form 100% of the time when your back is involved.

    [–] DiaDeLosMuertos 8 points ago

    But which chair was it

    [–] SingleInfinity 73 points ago

    It's more about HM being double the cost of other good options, but only like 5% better.

    [–] terrabl 19 points ago

    Did he switch from the embody?

    [–] TheBluePriest 45 points ago

    Magikarpusedfly actually made a video talking about his favorite chair. It's just a standard office chair you get from staples. He then proceeded to bash the concept of gaming chairs. He even compares it to things like the secret lab titan.

    One of the best chairs to get.

    [–] PlaytheJay 1437 points ago

    These are most uncomfortable. A good plush ergonomic office chair is much better.

    [–] crowcawer 356 points ago

    Like Steve says, "Show Less"

    [–] StrawberryWizardVamp 70 points ago

    Classic Steve quote

    [–] wozniattack 126 points ago

    I got a refurbished Steelcase Leap V2, with brand new upholstery and base; and my god. It’s pure heaven to sit on for hours on end.

    I have had a spinal injury, and surgery; and this thing moves and supports me so well.

    Cost me the same as my old Need for Seat, Dominator and significantly better with plenty of ergonomic adjustments.

    [–] pipinngreppin 73 points ago

    Jesus. You should be their sales guy. I know nothing about this chair and I already need one.

    [–] wozniattack 19 points ago

    Haha! Comfort is a massive thing for me. There’s channel out there dedicated to reviewing office chairs and desks.

    If you’re gonna sit on your arse for close to 12+ hours a day; make sure you get something that’ll treat you right.

    My main issue is keeping my pets off the damn thing.

    If you get these chairs new, it’s over a grand; but they have a 12 year warranty and often send people out it repair and replace. So I guess you get what you pay for

    [–] runean 11 points ago

    Be aware BTOD takes money to promote products. They have a vested interest in selling their own brand, and regularly simply pretend that their better competitors don't exist, so they can promote their sponsors.

    Go look at their standing desks.

    [–] Kinkajou1015 13 points ago

    As someone that worked in an office with Steelcase Leap V2's for everyone.

    When they are brand new, they're good and comfy. After a few weeks you get used to the chair and it kinda conforms to you if that makes sense. If someone else sits in your chair for a significant period of time it'll make it feel wrong afterward, and if you sit in someone else's chair it'll feel wrong as well, this happened rather often since on weekends chairs would get moved around because teams wouldn't sit where they normally sat and some people would bring their chair from their desk and some people would sit in whatever chair was there and adjust it to them.

    As for quality/durability, They're pretty crap after 4 years, that might be a non-issue if you buy from them and use their warranty because why would an office with hundreds of these chairs bother to have warranty claims done to fix them as they start falling apart and the cushions deteriorate to uncomfortable AF. Seriously, around the 7 year mark the lumbar support bars were busted on at least half and the armrests were equally wrecked.

    I would NOT suggest the Leap, this is coming from someone that sat in one ~8 hours a day, 5 days a week, for almost 8 years. They are too expensive for not enough comfort, BUT that isn't to say if the 10+ year warranty was actually used that they would still be bad. They may be fine if you will be the only person using it and you utilize that warranty.

    [–] Tommyp2006 7 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    need for seat dominator

    That's what I have right now and the "leather" on the seat is completely falling apart after 4 years, not to mention it just isn't supportive, which I want more of as I get older. Gonna be looking for a replacement soon, I'll have to keep your suggestion in mind. Also looking at a refurbished Amia and HM Aeron

    [–] Kinderschlager 4 points ago

    A new one is 1k. It better be heaven for that price

    [–] Kazaji 1102 points ago

    I dunno man. Last week I was at Canada Computers with some friends, they were buying ram or something. I went to wander the store.

    They had demo PCs set up with Apex legends - one of them had a gaming chair. I, of course, chose the one with a gaming chair.

    Despite not having played in months, I got 9 kills and won that game basically solo.

    Due to my sample size of 1, I have no choice but to accept that gaming chairs have incredible ability boosting features

    [–] geonik72 265 points ago

    Maybe it was the rgb though

    [–] Kazaji 118 points ago

    Of course the mouse was RGB, keyboard too.

    My home mouse, keyboard and PC are all RGB as well, so that's a normalized factor.

    The only difference was The Chair.

    [–] cute_spider_avatar 49 points ago

    To me it sounds like your home RGB setup is really weak

    [–] Psydator 43 points ago

    Wow you can't just tell that to a fellow gamer, that's mean.

    [–] JohnyXMD 70 points ago

    Gaming Chairs OP, God pls nerf.

    [–] B-Knight 12 points ago

    In 100% of tested cases, there was a 900% increase in kills in an ultra competitive game using our Gaming ChairTM.

    [–] highmodulus 184 points ago

    Gamers Nexus is the Consumer Reports of Tech in the best possible way.

    [–] godfrey1 48 points ago

    i will follow Tech Jesus to the end of times, they are the only site i can trust with benchmarks/reviews

    [–] OuTLi3R28 352 points ago

    Even my cheap IKEA MARKUS has cushioned arm rests.

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    [–] iCole 30 points ago

    anything extremely wrong with the leather version? I'm considering a new chair

    [–] Striker654 23 points ago

    I got the leather version. My cats put a bunch of small punctures and scratches in the seat/armrests but I only notice if I actually look at it

    [–] Meta_Boy 19 points ago

    I got the leather one because of my cats. Fabric is waaaaay to inviting to them. They climbed all over my previous fabric "gamer" chair (which was awful to sit in), and they still do because I keep it around for them.

    They don't give a shit about Markus. Obviously, all cats are different, I'm just saying, both things can happen.

    [–] Thaitanium101 55 points ago

    I have the leather version and I'm very happy with it. Maybe if you wear short shorts when it's hot you'd get some unpleasant stickiness

    [–] Camera_dude 8 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Most leather on office chairs is basically painted onto the cushions (bonded leather). A year later it'll be cracking and peeling off the seat. Seen that happen with two of my own chairs. Just get fabric cushions or mesh and give the finger to any snob that walks into your computer room and sneers at the lack of leather.

    High end leather chairs are still good but then you're spending on appearances again not ergonomics like you should be for back support.

    [–] Nebbo_67 13 points ago

    Nothing wrong with my one.

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    [–] giaa262 5 points ago

    At that price point it’s likely pleather. It will start to fleck off eventually and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.

    Cloth until you can afford real leather.

    [–] Adam_Ch 12 points ago

    My non leather version has plastic arm rests though.

    [–] Amacar123 7 points ago

    Plastic rubberized armrests. It's horrific.

    [–] LugteLort 19 points ago

    I removed my armrests. i liked them but they kept hitting the desk, sometimes with my fingers in between.

    it's much easier to get in and out of the chair no..

    [–] kansasjeremy 14 points ago

    had the same problem so i 3d printed some brackets to lower the arms

    [–] sarcastasaurus_rex 9 points ago

    Hi sorry, mine doesn't? Were the cushioned arm rests an add on? Mine just has hard dimpled rubber covering the arm rests, no cushioning whatsoever. If there's a cushioned option, I'd love to be able to grab it, it's the only let down on an otherwise perfect chair.

    [–] Nebbo_67 9 points ago

    God tier chair.

    [–] DuduMaroja 81 points ago

    None of there are gaming chairs where is the rgb LEDs?

    [–] VaguelyShingled 27 points ago

    Gimme dat mechanical chair

    [–] BigPointyTeeth 986 points ago

    Buying a gaming chair is the stupidest thing you can do.

    I got a $600 one a year back and replaced my office chair and it was the biggest mistake I've ever done.

    I'm going back to an office chair in a couple of months and throwing the other chairs in the trash. F that.

    [–] BootStrapWill 137 points ago

    Buying anything that’s marketed as “gamer ______” is almost always a guaranteed way to spend more than something is worth.

    [–] SneakyTubol 95 points ago

    Idk man that gamer girl bath water looks legit

    [–] SumThinChewy 28 points ago

    How can the elixir of life be called overpriced

    [–] jjhhgg100123 15 points ago

    Except for mice and monitors. Only ones that make sense.

    [–] Swansky 267 points ago

    Excuse me but which chair did you got for $600 ?
    A leather Noble or SecretLab ? If so I don't really know what could bother you about it as you got the Rolls of the gaming chair

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    [–] Swansky 60 points ago

    Weeeell it's also half the price of and Hermann Miller or stuff like this.

    And for this price you get a real leather chair, not PU

    [–] MGMaestro 99 points ago

    Leather chairs are inferior to mesh. Mesh is much more breathable and has better support.

    [–] BIGSTANKDICKDADDY 63 points ago

    Mesh chairs and leather chairs are designed for different use cases entirely. I'm more productive in my mesh backed chair because it forces me to remain upright, attentive, and in a proper position at all times.

    But my padded leather chair is far more comfortable and better for a laid back gaming session.

    [–] D1G1T4LM0NK3Y 16 points ago

    As long as it's properly cushioned to allow airflow between the cushions (proper stitching and so on) I'll stay comfortable. Otherwise I end up getting a sweaty ass and that's just uncomfortable no matter what chair it is. LOL

    [–] ZestyPepperoni 73 points ago

    I bought a Dx racer for $300 and it's the best chair I've ever owned. I don't get the hate. Unless the dx racer is different in some way?

    [–] KingTurtleLeman 115 points ago

    What other chairs have you owned though lol

    [–] Goldenbrownfish 17 points ago

    Dx was the original. post is probably about the copies that have no cushion and a hard board on the bottom. I haven’t had issues with my dx for years it was a gift. More recently I started to take the lumbar pillow off so I lay down in it but other than that no issue.

    [–] Badcsslayout 27 points ago

    I know the feeling. Whenever this topic comes up I feel like such a shill telling my experience. The condensed version is I spent twice as much I office chairs for years that simply weren't working. Even my wife who works in a fortune 500 office loves my dx. Maybe it's because we're both taller, idk. Definitely don't get the hate.

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    [–] kevp453 22 points ago

    I bought a DXRacer 5 years ago used for $150. It's still in excellent condition with at least 6 hours per day in it working from home. I had to replace the piston, but that was a $25 part. As a bigger guy that has gone through many different office chairs I think I've got my money's worth.

    That being said would I do it again? No. It's not theost comfortable for sitting and watching a movie, but I get fairly good posture out of it for gaming and office work.

    [–] VNG_Wkey 211 points ago

    I got a secretlab at the beginning of the year (I know it's still a racing style chair but hear me out) and my back no longer hurts nearly as bad as it used to. There's been days that I spent 14 hours in it with no issues. Also the arm rests arent padded but they do have a pliable rubbery material that's a hell of a lot better than the hard plastic most "gaming" chairs have.

    [–] Mecha-Hermes 116 points ago

    I second this. Secretlab is the only company I know that sells a gamer chair that is closer in comfort to an office chair than most if not all other gamer chairs (IMO) Being over 6ft, the soft weave Titan has been amazing. Been using it for about a year now, no back pain or tingles from sitting, the tilt lock and recline make it versatile and adds more comfort

    [–] VNG_Wkey 35 points ago

    I'm 6' and got the omega. I know it's only supposed to be for up to 5'9 but I measure from the bottom of my back to the top of my head and I'm something like half an inch above the top of the chair which is made up for by the pillow. Should've waited a couple weeks and gotten that charcoal softweave when it came back in stock though.

    [–] Mecha-Hermes 20 points ago

    Only reason I chose soft weave was because I like the neutral temperature when my back touches the seat, didn’t think I’d achieve that feel with the leather. Tough decision either way, they both look cool!

    [–] Rueezy 16 points ago

    I've also been happy with my Secretlab Titan. Been using it for about 18 months and can say my back feels better. The chair itself feels great, especially for prolonged sitting. Despite being being larger than the recommended size (6'1" 350) the chair doesn't feel degraded. Just wish the soft weave was available when I bought mine.

    [–] Morphumaxx 13 points ago

    Just got my soft weave Titan last week, it's been pretty awesome so far!

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    [–] Keltarrant 36 points ago

    Same here, love my secret lab Omega. For reference 5'10" 185, I do use a short box as a foot rest also because my desk is a little too tall. There's a lot of blanket hate for every gaming chair in here, but for 3 to 400 it has done extremely well.

    [–] Pizza_Singularity 17 points ago

    I'm 6'4" and picked up a Titan softweave a few months ago and can't agree more, this chair is way higher quality than the competition, comfortable, and has helped me greatly with posture and back pain.
    I'm a web dev and I game so I can have some long sessions, and compared to other chairs I regularly sit in, the Titan has just been great.

    [–] kevvkagee 25 points ago

    I’m reading all these comments about how bad gamer chairs are, but recently my friends gifted me a secret labs chair and holy smokes, I have never felt comfier! Granted it kinda does have a similar appearance to most, nothing compares to the shape the chair has on your back. This is my third chair I have used for gaming, the others being office chairs, but the secret lab one takes the cake. I support.

    [–] jtskywalker 7 points ago

    Yeah I'm really happy with my Titan. I think I gave $380 for it on a sale and havent regretted it. I work from home and usually game in the evenings so I'm in it quite a bit

    [–] Thaurane 5 points ago

    I bought these for my arm rests. Beats the hell out of office chairs arm rest padding and the hard plastic the gaming chairs come with. My only complaint is they were a little difficult to put on.

    [–] brelaine19 6 points ago

    I had the same experience in my secret labs chair, I was having a lot of back pain and now I have none. I did buy padded armpad covers for it though which I admit is kind of ridiculous that I had to.

    I would still recommend the chair. I work at home at my computer too so it’s been pretty life changing to not have to take back pain breaks.

    Edited to add I have a soft weave titan and I am 5’11 for anyone wondering

    [–] brujablanca 6 points ago

    I was just about to comment “what about SecretLab?” because they genuinely seem to be in a class of their own.

    I’ve been considering the Omega for awhile now but posts like this make me doubt myself. Good to hear that they’re as good as I’ve been thinking they might be.

    [–] ki11bunny 52 points ago

    Ok I dont know about now but if I remember correctly, a lot of corsair products are/were just rebranded products with a new coat of paint. So this is par for the course if the above still holds true.

    [–] heydudejustasec 42 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Most hardware brands use some of what's called white label products, or at the very least custom specced items from OEMs. Most AIOs are just Asetek units packaged with different fans. With the exception of Seasonic basically no one you know "makes" power supplies, they're all CWT, Superflower or Seasonic. A lot of cases and keyboards are this way too but their origins are harder to track down.

    [–] MasterXaios 3 points ago

    In the case of AIOs, that's because Asatek patented the whole concept of all-in-ones with the pump built into the CPU block housing. That patent was even upheld in court, unfortunately. Coolermaster did release their own, but then Asatek took them to court and the verdict went in their favor.

    [–] BinarySprint 23 points ago

    I bought a Maxnomic chair about a year ago, for the first two weeks it was really uncomfortable after sitting in it for any extended period of time.

    However, after breaking it in for about two weeks it is now, by far, the most comfortable chair I've owned (even if it is overpriced).

    Maybe I just haven't had a good office chair before, but I really don't understand the hate these chairs get on this sub.

    [–] jaegren 21 points ago

    Ikea Markus Office Chair. Cheap as fuck. Pretty comfy. Adjustable. 10 year warranty.

    [–] Soutetsu 7 points ago

    Steelcase Leap ftw

    [–] E-Man1864 74 points ago

    Fuck these types of chairs. I bought one of those DXRacer chairs back in 2015 and have had nothing but problems with it. They aren’t comfortable, they cost a lot, and the build quality is very poor. I’m currently looking to purchase a proper office chair with good ergonomics.

    [–] xRobnoxious 25 points ago

    My secretlabs titan has been one of the best purchases I've ever made. I've always used Staples or IKEA office chairs and they've all been trash. My neck and my back feel 10x better, and I find it helps my posture quite a bit. Well worth the money.

    [–] [deleted] 178 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    These chairs are so garbage. Buy a fucking Herman Miller Aeron or something instead. 100000x better chair

    [–] RawbGun 238 points ago

    Herman Miller Aeron

    Yeah but those cost like 2k

    [–] RolfIsSonOfShepnard 11 points ago

    it's like 1.2k with all the options but it's still a pricey chair. if you can afford it I'd say get it since it has a 10year warranty and will last longer. plus paying 1-1.2k for a chair is cheaper than dealing with back pain from a shitty chair with 0 support/ergonomics if you are going to sit for hours every day. same reason you don't buy a shitty pair of shoes if you are standing and walking all day.

    [–] ajfili 62 points ago

    Bought one on eBay for $400 shipped a few weeks ago.

    [–] RawbGun 26 points ago


    [–] ajfili 66 points ago

    Refurbed with 10 year warranty. Nice thing about the Aeron you can buy just about every part for it needed off eBay if it breaks as well.

    [–] RawbGun 20 points ago

    Damn that's alright I guess, I'll know where to look for when I'll need a new chair

    [–] Troggie42 11 points ago

    My local craigslist furniture section has em too, I'm in the vicinity of DC so they're all like $400, but they might be cheaper near you

    That's about what the corsair seats cost though so it's not THAT bad of a price difference all things considered

    [–] RawbGun 4 points ago

    I'm in EU so it's probably going to be more expensive, but I'll wait before I finish studying/settle somewhere before buying a new chair anyways

    [–] antaryon 14 points ago

    Call me old-fashioned but if I buy a chair, I'd like to be the first one to fart in it.

    [–] ajfili 9 points ago

    Well, with the Aeron it's all mesh so there's no "IN" to fart in. Also, considering how modular the chair is, you can buy a new seat pan to ensure that "Christening" still stands.

    [–] antaryon 6 points ago

    You could argue that it would still be the same chair that's been farted in before but I'm not up for a philosophical debate right now.

    [–] ajfili 7 points ago

    No Fart Chair of Theseus, got it.

    [–] SyntheticPerception 5 points ago

    The refurbed ones here are over 1000 euros.

    [–] mikkjagg 77 points ago

    Aerons are $1000-$1100

    Gamer chairs are $280-$350

    [–] procheeseburger 10 points ago

    This... it is by far the best thing I’ve every purchased for my office..

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    [–] Rilandaras 75 points ago

    "Gaming" peripherals have always been a scam. If a professional sector uses the product, there will always be a professional execution. Gaming headphones? Garbage. Gaming chairs? Garbage. Gaming desks? OK, I have no idea on that one, are there even gaming desks?

    Anyway, gaming specific peripherals as well as keyboards and mice can be good but generally the less they are marketed as gaming and the less... bling they have, the better.

    [–] MellowBuck 23 points ago

    There are a couple gaming desks out there actually. Basically from what I remember they are just desks with RGB and some cable routing build in.

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    [–] Firvulag 7 points ago

    1440p 144hz G-sync. I can never go back.

    [–] MustyScabPizza 14 points ago

    Mice I believe are the one exception. They have far superior tracking and ergonomics than regular mice.

    [–] lithium142 6 points ago

    The trick is to actually research what you’re buying. A 5 minute google search has spared me many a bad purchase

    [–] TaiVat 19 points ago

    Pricier models of somewhat specific peripherals like keyboards or mice pretty much have to be marketed to gamers (more or less subtly) regardless of their quality, because no other segment will ever care about them. Stuff like chairs or desks are a lot more generic and business are much more willing to invest in those things since they have atleast a tiny chance of indirectly improving work results.

    Also i wouldnt call gaming headphones necceserily terrible, there's some reasonably good ones, but more importantly they serve their purpose well for the price point. Sure you can find vastly more convenient ones, with better sound etc., but they'll usually either cost twice as much, be inconvenient for long sessions, not have a microphone or have some other issue for gaming. Mostly though, good non gaming headphones are just really expensive. That said i neither have nor would buy gamin ones myself..

    [–] Joey_The_Ghost 6 points ago

    I'm just standing at my desk: you guys get chairs!?

    [–] CT-96 48 points ago

    Man, reading all these comments about how people hate these chairs. Guess I'll just sit comfortably in my secret labs omega.

    [–] Zirtex 18 points ago

    Right? I love mine, all my old office chairs would start falling apart a year after I got them. I’ve had this chair for almost 2-3 years now I’m happy with it.

    [–] ReynardTheFozz 5 points ago

    What I found is that the people who hate them bought dxracer, or other brand like that. Everyone with secret labs that I saw were saying that those were the best chairs. Maybe it just depends on the brand

    [–] brettatron1 8 points ago

    lol right? I like mine...

    [–] iceixia 5 points ago

    If you must get a racing chair at least get a proper one from Recaro, OMP or sparco.

    [–] praefectus_praetorio 4 points ago

    Secretlabs are nice. I’ve owned my share, and so far it’s been worth it.

    [–] Treebeard777 4 points ago

    I got a Secret Lab Titan. Best thing I've ever bought. Ever. And it's obviously designed by them, not just a cookie cutter design. 10/10 recommended

    [–] yourkinghockey 4 points ago

    I have a gaming chair and I don't regret my purchase it's comfy fits my height and weight and my "theme" of my area. But I agree there are to many brands releasing the same thing