If you are sick of sitting on your floor, couch or bed to play Xbox and are in the market for a gaming chair to elevate the level of your gaming set up, look no further than this Best Of Guide.
There are a lot of different styles of chair to choose from when it comes to console gaming, so buckle in and prepare to find your next perfect gaming chair for your Xbox One gaming set up.
In this Best Of Guide, we have done most of the research for you so that you can order your gaming chair, sit back, relax and not have to worry about all of the details.
If you’re in a hurry to find your perfect gaming chair, here is a quick description of the chair that has our number one spot.
The X Rocker Pro Series 3 Chair is number one for us when it comes to Xbox One gaming. And here are some quick reasons why:
- It has a durable wood and metal frame for increased stability when rocking.
- It’s upholstered in quality leather.
- There are four forward facing speakers that are built into the chair.
Top 5 Best Xbox One Gaming Chairs
The number one spot on the top five list goes to the X Rocker Pro Series H3 Gaming Chair.
This is the first X Rocker on the list. The Pro Series is a bulky but looks the part for a gaming chair. Since this chair is placed directly on the floor as a rocker, it is ideal for console Xbox One gaming if you place it head on to the TV.
The chair itself will arrive folded up since it can be folded in half to be stored away, this is ideal if you have a gaming set up that is also in a shared area or in a smaller room that needs to be cleared away occasionally.
The most impressive feature of this chair is the sound system: there are four speakers that angle towards the front for a surround sound experience. The control panel on the side of the chair allows you to control the features like the Bluetooth and volume.
In terms of ergonomics, this chair has built-in lumbar support, as well as a seat base that relieves pressure when you are sitting in the chair. The armrests are also a great ergonomic feature for a rocking gaming chair.
Since you can link up your chair to your Xbox One, there are vibration motors in addition to the forward-facing speakers, that sync up to your game play for a more immersive experience.
- You can fold this chair away to store it.
- Comes with four forward-facing speakers built in that can be connected to your Xbox One for gameplay.
- You can connect your chair to multiple other chairs, meaning you could have a group gaming session with your friends, and all be synced to the same audio.
- An easy to use control panel.
- No Cons
Next up on the list is the first of the racing style gaming chairs. This particular one is from Respawn and is their 110 Chair.
Most commonly used for desk and PC gaming, the Respawn 110 is still a great option for Xbox One and console gaming in general.
It is multipurpose, so you can game with it, as well as keeping it at your office desk for more serious workdays.
The style of this chair is modelled off a racing car seat, similar to the Von Racer, the with bulky wing-like shapes on the sides of the backrest and a thick cushioned seat.
The armrests are the most impressive thing about this chair, since they are padded in the same way that the rest of the chair is. This is ideal for console and Xbox One gaming because you can recline the backrest to whatever degree you desire up to 155-degrees.
The bright-green color of this chair that contrasts the black, is very modern, but should you decide that green is not for you, there are many other color options to choose from.
The ergonomics of this chair don’t stop at the smooth leather upholstery, it also showcases adjustable lumbar support and a head pillow, as well as a footrest.
- Multipurpose since this chair can also be used as an office chair.
- Ergonomic features include adjustable lumbar support, a head pillow, adjustable arrests and a retractable footrest.
- Upholstered in bonded leather, so the material is smooth and easy to clean.
- There are no speakers or audio connection features.
The third on the list is the second of our racing style chairs.
The Musso Gaming Chair is a simpler racing chair design than the Respawn, with a design that’s similar to the Nokaxus Classic model. So if you are looking for something that could pass as a professional office chair as well as serve its purpose as an Xbox One gaming chair, this may be the one for you.
The sleek black design is upholstered in a high-quality PU leather and padded with high-density sponge, so you can comfortably game for hours on end. The lumbar support and head pillow are both adjustable and enable you to game comfortably without back pain.
This chair can recline to an almost flat 170-degrees, meaning you can game at any comfortable level for your back, and then return it to an office chair position at the end of the gaming session.
- Has a more professional look making this chair more versatile and multipurpose.
- The ergonomic features mean you can game without fear of your back being in pain.
- There is still a varied selection of color options that are more classic to the gaming chair style, should you desire that aesthetic.
- The recline function allows you to lay almost fully flat, so your comfort has been considered.
- Some buyers report that the assembly instructions aren’t always clear.
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Up next is the second chair from X Rocker on this list. This is their X Rocker 2.1 Gaming Chair with a pedestal base.
So, unlike the H3 X Rocker at the top of our list, this chair does not sit directly on the floor, there is a pedestal attachment. The pedestal makes this chair more permanent in its position in a gaming room, however, there is still the ability to store this chair away folded up.
In terms of ergonomics, this chair has built in lumbar support which alleviates pain in the lower spine when gaming. There are also armrests that are in the perfect position for console gaming.
The material that the chair is upholstered in is a mix of mesh and suede, these are great breathable materials for when you are having a hardcore gaming session.
- The pedestal allows for rocking still but gives the chair a more professional feel.
- The built-in speakers are at the top of the backrest and give you a more immersive gaming experience when you connect to your Xbox One via Bluetooth.
- The mesh and suede material are more breathable than leather, so are perfect for heated gaming.
- Since the pedestal does not have wheels, this chair could be difficult to move or store away.
In the last place of our list is the Elecwish Ergonomic Gaming Chair. This is the third and final racing style chair that we have chosen.
This one resembles the Respawn more closely than it does the Musso, as it has the same bucket seat style silhouette. Available in a selection of colors, there is definitely an Elecwish chair that will fit you’re your gaming set up or home office.
Since you can recline this chair to a nearly flat 170-degrees and extend the footrest, this chair is perfect for both Xbox One gaming and office use. The chair is upholstered in PU leather, making it breathable and smooth, perfect for lengthy gaming periods.
- Has the classic striking racing gaming chair appearance.
- Thick padding and extra lumbar support for a more supportive and comfortable gaming session.
- Reclines to a nearly flat 170-degrees for more relaxing comfort.
- Some buyers report that the reclining mechanism can come loose after a few months.
Best Xbox One Gaming Chair Buying Guide
With the frequently asked questions answered and out of the way, hopefully a few things have been cleared up. But there might still be a lot of confusion surrounding the jargon that has been used for this guide.
So, this Buyers’ Guide section will break down a lot of the categories and jargon specific words that we think you should be considering when buying a gaming chair for your Xbox One.
We went into this category briefly in the frequently asked questions, but we will give you more detail now. Since the racing style gaming chairs on our list have more adjustable and ergonomic lumbar support, it is clear that they are designed with ergonomics in mind.
The two rockers on the list also have lumbar support, but theirs is built in, meaning it cannot be adjusted and if it does not fit at the correct point for your lower back, it might be uncomfortable compared to the racing style chairs.
Another thing to consider in the ergonomics category is the armrests. Some of the chairs have padded armrests for extra cushioned support for your elbows which is ideal for Xbox One gaming, but some of the armrests are just hard plastic.
After a certain point, however, the level of ergonomically designed features that you want in a chair will be based purely on your own needs.
Media connection capabilities
Only the two X Rockers have any sort of audio connection features. The H3 at the top of our list has four speakers that will offer a surround sound experience. And the X Rocker 2.1 has two speakers that are right by your head when you sit down, giving a similar effect.
Since none of the racing style chairs have this feature, the X Rockers will obviously give you a far better gaming experience, if enhanced audio is something that you want from a gaming chair.
While the racing style gaming chairs are all supported by five-star wheelbases that allow them to be moved around your gaming room or even the whole house, they are not quite as portable as the X Rockers.
The X Rocker H3, for example, can be folded and stored or even folded and transported to your friend’s house where you can connect your chairs’ audios together and have an even more inclusive gaming session.
This makes the X Rockers more portable in that sense of the word, but the racing style chairs are obviously more portable at home since they have castor wheels for ease of movement.
Frequently Asked questions
If you have read this guide so far and still have some questions, we have compiled some frequently asked ones here and put some research into answering them for you.
Since you are specifically looking for a gaming chair for playing Xbox One, this has been considered when answering each question.
What type of gaming chair is better? The rockers or the racing style chairs?
Rocking style gaming chairs became very popular when console gaming had a boom in popularity in recent years, so they are considered a classic by many when it comes to gaming. But the racing style chairs are not necessarily catered only towards the PC gamers, they are designed to be versatile and work in any gaming situation.
The real answer to this question lies with your personal preference. Since you are the only one who knows your gaming set up, or even how much room you have for a chair in your room, your decision will be based on that.
But our answer is that the X Rocker definitely has the edge at the top of the list because of its built-in speakers that provide a more intense and immersive gaming experience when connected to your Xbox One. None of the racing style chairs have an audio connection capability.
Is adjustable lumbar support important?
Lumbar support itself is definitely important. The only three on the list have adjustable lumbar support however are the three racing style chairs.
If you suffer with uncomfortable back pain when you are sat gaming, you might want to consider the adjustable lumbar options, but if you are not struggling, the rockers could still be a good option for you.
So, you will only know if adjustable lumbar support is important for you if you suffer a lot with back pain. If you are set on buying an X Rocker, since one of them is at the top of our list, there are other options for adjustable lumbar support, like buying a separate additional cushion for example.
Having read this guide, you should be able to see a clear winner.
We think the X Rocker H3 is the obvious choice thanks to its incredible audio system that allows you to connect to your Xbox One via Bluetooth. It is also a very professional twist on the classic rocker gaming chair, so it definitely enhances the look of your gaming set up.
But we have also included some racing style gaming chairs, since they have also risen in popularity, for both PC gaming and console gaming. The Respawn 110, at number two on our list, is the best of the racing style chairs, and can still be used for Xbox One gaming thanks to its reclining feature.
In terms of the different features that the chairs showcase, your personal preference will be the deciding factor in which chair you buy, since you might not necessarily need extremely supportive lumbar ergonomics, or you might not want the four speakers that the X Rocker H3 has.
But no matter what your choice in gaming chair is for your Xbox One, rest assured that each of these five chairs would be an excellent choice.