AKRacing vs DXRacer vs Vertagear – which one to buy?
The biggest question among guys interested in premium gaming chairs seems to be: Which brand makes the better chairs? AKRacing or DXRacer or Vertagear? I have to admit that it is not easy to make this decision since all three manufacturers offer high quality products with great style. With Vertagear making its impressive first appearance on the market it really did not get any easier.
In this article I will tell you if there is a winner in the duel AKRacing vs DXRacer vs Vertagear or if it is going to be an overall draw. Regardless of the outcome this article will make your decision of choosing one of those premium brands a lot easier!
DXRacer vs AKRacing or Vertagear - strengths & weaknesses!
Ok let’s get down to the comparison: From my experience with all these brands and chairs I can say that qualitywise they are basically all the same. So all three manufacturers have high quality standards and they all make great chairs … but there are some minor differences that I want to point out. When you consider the following table keep in mind that we are criticizing on a very high level and you can definitely not make anything wrong with buying either of these chairs.
- established brand
- largest selection of chairs
- offers seats for every stature (the Tank series is able to carry 440 pounds)
- very active on the esports scene
- many different styles and colors
- offers cheaper chairs as well as premium models
- has fabric and PU-Leather chairs
- not every model comes with all the features: for example the armrests of the F-Series move only up and down
- some chairs can only carry up to 220 pounds
- not a lot of upgrade accessories available
2nd largest chair selection
offers seats for almost every stature
many different styles and colors
cheap entry into the premium sector (Prime Series)
offers mainly cheaper and averaged prized models (1 Premium, being the ProX)
has fabric and PU-Leather chairs
Every chair is able to carry at least 330 pounds
accessories like silent caster rolls or bigger gaslifts available
not every model comes with all the features: for example the armrests of the Prime Series move only up and down
product availability in the U. S. is not that great
company lacks a bit of presence on the esport scene
selection lacks bigger chairs for larger statures
the manufacturer considers community feedback very actively
every model, from cheap to expensive, comes with modern features like 4D-armrests
Offers Sets for almost every stature (the P-Line is able to carry 440 pounds)
4 different styles and many colors available
cheap entry into the premium sector (SL 2000)
Offers 4 differently prized models (1 Premium, being the PL 6000)
Every chairs is able to carry at least 330 pounds
- the chair selection is a bit smaller (the new Triigger Line is on the way though)
- only PU-Leather available
- not a lot of upgrade accessories available
The table illustrates the AKRacing vs DXRacer vs Vertagear “debate” but before you get all too serious about the single facts think about this: All in all it is not really a question of which brand is the best but rather which chair fits my personal needs and budget best. The aside the CONs in general sound a lot harsher than they are. Let’s take a look at some of those aspects:
Not every model comes with all the features
While this might be right for DXRacer or AKRacing, it is not really an argument against any of these brands because you can simply choose a model, that comes with the features you like. Same goes for the “some models carry only XXX pounds” argument.
Not a lot of upgrade accessories available
This is true for any brand but AKRacing – the thing is: The AKRacing accessories also fit Vertagear or DXRacer chairs. In the end this is also not a thing that should influence your buying decision.
Selection lacks bigger chairs
Ok this one can be a decider when you are looking for a new gaming chair BUT only if you need a big chair like the DXRacer Tank Series. If not, this should not bother you at all.
Only PU-leather available
Both PU-leather and fabric surfaces have their ups and downs. None of these materials is just “better”, it is a case of personal preferences. It maybe makes a game chair company less interesting for people that go straight for fabric seats, but for everyone else this should not be taken too seriously.
Let’s just stop right here. Got my point? Don’t just scan the table for black and white statements and rather ask yourself: What do I really need and what do I prefer? Then follow the buttons at the bottom of the table and check out my model comparison of all three brands.
And the winner is ... DXRacer! No wait, it’s AKRacing ... or Vertagear?
I could go on but I really just wanted to proof the point, that there is no overall winner in the battle of gaming chair brands. AKRacing or DXRacer or Vertagear – stop asking that question and start your search for the perfect game chair from another angle.
Your main criteria should be:
- Does the chair fit my size and stature?
- Do I like its optics?
- Does it have all the features I want?
- Does the Seat fit into my budget?
- Is it available?
Who cares what brand is printed on the pillow if the chair is just right and awesome in every aspect. So for each and every one of you guys I strongly recommend you to check my comparison right here: ▷ Most comfortable and best chairs for gaming!
Final conclusion: The battle AKRacing vs. DXRacer vs. Vertagear has no clear winner. It comes down to the chairs qualitys and your personal preferences. Take the table above as a little help, but don’t bite too firmly on it.