The DXRacer company started in 2001. It has its USA headquarters in Whitmore Lake, which is a suburb of the Detroit Metro area in Michigan. The company began by making luxurious car seats for expensive sports cars. The first DXRacer gaming chair came out in 2006 to the delight of professional and amateur gamers. Special editions of the DXRacer gaming chairs are regularly used for international eSports competitions. Many of them become collector’s items due to their limited editions.
In 2011, 10 years after the DXRacer company started, the Maxnomic GmbH company began making gaming chairs in Germany. The company makes the NeedforSeat® brand of gaming chairs. Now, the Maxnomic company has its U. S. headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Just like the DXRacer chairs, Maxnomic chairs are also created as special editions that are used for eSports tournaments.
If you start from the DXRacer headquarters in Whitmore Lake and jump on the I-75 you can get to the Maxnomic headquarters in Columbus in about three and one-half hours by car. That is how physically close the headquarters of these two companies are in relation to each other.
The quality of these gaming chairs is equally close. Neither brand is completely made in the USA. DXRacer chairs are available all over the world with factories producing parts for them in multiple locations. Some Maxnomic chairs use hydraulic equipment and other parts imported from Germany.
The Chair Challenge
Gamers, especially professional ones, who sometimes compete for millions of dollars, want to make sure their chair seat is the best that they can get. Let’s take a look at the comparison between the DXRacer chairs and the Maxnomic chairs to see how they stack up against each other.
Sit in Style
When you put the DXRacer and Maxnomic chairs next to each other they are similar in many ways. They have the same accessories of a neck pillow and a lumbar support cushion. They have a similar high-back style. It is a matter of personal taste when it comes to choosing colors and designs for your chair. DXRacer offers more special editions and options, yet Maxnomic chairs come in a nice variety of colors and styles too.
DXRacer and Maxnomic both make special editions. Here are some examples of special edition chairs that are popular.
If you are a patriotic American, you will appreciate the DXRacer USA special edition. This chair is of course red, white, and blue. The chair has a blue base color with red and white racing stripes running around the edges of the seat and up both sides on the front. These stripes run up the right bottom part of the back panel. This creates an illusion of a road going off into the distance. The chair has a nice logo in the center of the front and the back. The logo looks like something military and official such as one that could be used for the newly-proposed American Space Force.
Maxnomic’s USA headquarters is in the same city as the Ohio State University (OSU). This is why they made an OSU special edition chair with the colors of the Buckeyes’ football team. A buckeye is a type of tree that is the official tree of the state of Ohio. The mascot of the OSU football team is Brutus Buckeye, who is a humanized version of the nut from a buckeye tree. The school colors are scarlet red and light gray. Those are the colors of the Maxnomic special edition OSU chair along with black and white.
College Chairs Galore
Not to be outdone by Maxnomic in the college chair offerings, DXRacer has special edition chairs for the University of Florida, Michigan State, Stanford University, Arizona State, and Louisiana State University.
Naturally, all of these chairs come in various combinations of each school’s colors or the school’s colors mixed in with other color choices. One popular style is a black base chair with a school’s colors used for the trim and the highlights.
The Color Purple
Maxnomic also made some other fun special editions like chairs based on the color purple. This is a superb choice for those who like the music of the late musical artist Prince who made purple his signature color. This chair would be the perfect addition to Prince’s home in Milwaukee if he was still alive. We can easily imagine him sitting in it at the sound mixing board while working on a recording session.
Gaming and Brand Logos
Gamers with a favorite game are also compelled to get a gaming chair with their favorite game or brand logo on it.
DXRacer offers special editions for Tempo Storm, Fallout, CODWWII, SK Telecom T1, Natus Vincere (NAVI), Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP), Obey Alliance, MouseSports, WSOP, Optic, Quake, Elevate, Canada, Fnatic, and Alliance.
Maxnomics has special editions that include Cloud9, ESL 2.0, Dreamhack, Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid, G2 eSports, and CS:Go Pro.
There are lots of color choices that are available for Maxnomic chairs depending on the model chosen. The standard colors are black, blue, gray, green, orange, purple, red, and white. The Ergoceptor chairs have the newest contemporary colors of alien green, brilliant blue, bumblebee yellow, slightly silver, and raspberry red.
DXRacer chairs come in color combinations made from black, blue, gray, green, orange, pink, purple, white, and yellow.
For both brands, custom color choices are possible for the seat, back, trim, and legs. Both companies have an option to create an embroidered logo or name on the chair. Gamers who participate in professional tournaments like to have their own custom chair with their name on it. This provides them with a comfortable place to sit during the competition that they already know how it feels. This helps them to play with their top skills without having any distraction from sitting in an ill-fitted or uncomfortable chair.
If you are going to go to the trouble of investing a significant sum in a high-quality gaming chair you want one that is built very well and that will last for a long time. Both Maxnomic and DXRacer chairs are excellent quality and comparable with each other.
There is a significant difference between these two top brands and cheaper knockoffs. The cheaper chairs may look decent on the outside; however, their inferior quality is readily apparent when cutting them open to reveal weaknesses in the internal construction, such as the use of foam particle pieces instead of solid memory foam. Cheaper chairs also have poorly-built components that do not offer enough back support.
In order to have the most comfortable chair from either DXRacer or Maxnomic, it is important to buy one that is sized properly to accommodate your height and weight.
Maxnomic Design for Comfort
Maxnomic is so confident that you will love their chairs that they offer a 30-day trial period and will even pay for the return shipping if you are not satisfied. In this way, you are certain to get a chair that fits you well and is very comfortable.
On the website, is a self-service tool to help determine which chairs will fit you well. Simply enter your weight and height and then the tool will show you the selection of chairs that work the best for you. If you have any questions, the staff is very helpful in making sure you get a chair that is the correct size and that can support your weight properly (up to 400 pounds).
Maxnomic chairs are adjustable in many ways including moving the seat back and using the seat tilt. Leaning back (up to 49 degrees) and leaning forward (up to seven degrees) helps you find the perfect playing position. Reclining by using the seat tilt (up to 67 degrees) is also possible if you want to take a rest. The armrests can be adjusted in four ways. Optional headrest and lumbar support cushions are available and useful to improve comfort. The height of the chair can be changed up or down by four inches.
DXRacer Design for Comfort
There are six different sizes of DXRacer chairs that go from S (small) up to XXXL (triple-extra-large). These chairs have a tilting capability of up to 130 degrees. A convenient locking mechanism holds the chair in any tilted position within that range of motion. There are eight-way adjustments for the armrests. The cushions for the headrest and lumbar support are both included with the purchase of each DXRacer chair.
Both companies offer a two-year warranty that covers any manufacturing defects.
Maxnomic chairs cost from $329 to $589. DXRacer chairs costs from $239 to $599. If you plan to spend around $400 for the chair you will get a high-quality chair from either company.
To be honest, we are hard-pressed to choose one chair company over the other one. Both companies make a high-quality product that is durable, functional, and comfortable.
Many professional gamers have more than one chair. Most have at least one from both of these companies.
One thing that might persuade someone to buy a DXRacer chair over one made by Maxnomic is if they have a special edition chair for their favorite game that is made by DXRacer. That is a really great fashion style to have while playing games.