American DXracer chairs have historically and continue to be the top tier choice for a gaming chair, however newer companies from China and Europe like AKRacing are beginning to penetrate the market place for gaming chairs like never before. Despite the gaming chairs all having somewhat similar and comparable features there are many crucial differences that must be accounted for.
Both AKRacing and DXRacer are the dominant chair brands in the market today and both offer quite similar chairs to a layman. For this reason a more deep analysis is required which we provide in this article.
|Lifetime Warranty||Lifetime Warranty on the Frame||No lifetime warranty, 5 year warranty on chair.|
|Warranty on parts||Limited Two-Year Warranty on Parts||10 Year Warranty on Parts|
|Features||Diverse array of features||Diverse array of features|
- PU Leather
- PU Leather
|Variety of Choice||Large||Larger|
|Price Range||~$300 to ~$600||~$200 to ~$700|
First let’s begin with the warranty:
DXRacer clearly has better warranty than the AKRacing. DXRacer gives yoou a lifetime warranty at least on the frame of the chair, while AKracing only has a warranty on the frame for about 10 years. The DXRacer warranty essentially guarantees that your chair will still function somewhat well even far into the future. Although both AKRacing and DXRacer provide good warranties for their chairs.
Unfortunately due to the dominance of DXRacer style gaming chairs in the American market, most companies simply opted to copy DXRacer in their design strategies. Although this strategy worked for AKRacing, the chairs for the most part almost look the exact same to each other. This lack of innovation in gaming chair design is something that greatly annoys a lot of people who have to resort to custom designs to match a certain aesthetic that they want.
Unfortunately due to the subjective nature of what “design” looks better, I’d have to say that neither DXRacer or AKRacing chairs have the best “design”. It’s really up to you to decide which one you want in terms of design and aesthetics. At least in my opinion, the AKRacing chairs have better designs the more expensive chair you decide to buy while the DXRacer chairs have good designs that don’t quite scale up with price. Basically, Jack of all trades vs. Specialization.
AKRacing undoubtedly has the better variety than DXRacer, it has 19 chair models in its catalog. Many of them are basically 100% the same to each other but there is still plenty of variation amongst AKRacing chairs that many DXRacer chairs do not have. The more granular your preferences are, the more likely you will like AKRacing chairs vs. DXRacer chairs.
Both companies offer the same basic differences and choosing points at relatively similar price points:
- Basic chairs – Racing Style
- Wider chairs for bigger people
- PU Leather gaming chairs – Premium
- Office Chairs
- Taller gaming chairs
- Large gaming chairs both wide and tall
Both chairs offer office style chairs that are essentially gaming chairs that are wider, have more cushioning, less meshing and don’t have as much aesthetics.
Both DXRacer and AKRacing both provide premium gaming chairs that have great build quality. You shouldn’t have to really concern yourself about the build quality of the chairs from either of these companies. All of the chairs provided have high quality building components, good manufacturing and sturdy frames that allow much more weight than much cheaper and poorly designed chairs do. Even if you still aren’t assured, both DXRacer and AKRacing have great warranty coverage.
Both brands of chairs have a lot of good features such as lifts, adjustable armrests, reclining chairs and good build quality. A big difference is that many AKRacing chairs have full 180 degrees of reclining while DXRacer chairs usually only have 120 or 135 degree reclining. This is one major advantage of AKRacing chairs if you find the right chair that has such a feature.
For the most part it appears to be that AKRacing has cheaper options and has a wider price range. For example the most expensive AKRacing chair costs about 700$ while the cheapest one costs about 200$. DXRacer seems to have a much more narrow price range, only 300$ to 600$ and it is much more standardized into specific lines of models. For some people a larger price range is better while for others it doesn’t really matter.
Both the DXRacer and AKRacing are pretty much the same in terms of most aspects that are important. I don’t think most people will find an important difference between the two brands.
For this reason, we simply recommend you to read our guide to finding the best gaming chair out there and make the choice on your own.