Choosing the right chair, especially for gaming proves quite challenging when it comes to comparing well-known brands. The same is the case between Maxnomic Vs Secretlab which manufacture high-end chairs.
NEEDforSEAT, a German company that manufactures the Maxnomic chairs for pro esports players, streamers, and computer users. The company offers different series and it proves one of the favorite choices among gamers.
On the other side, Secretlab, a Singapore-based company manufactures high-end ergonomic chairs with excellent comfort and ergonomic features. The brand keeps introducing new technologies to earn a name in the market.
Both of these brands are competing on multiple factors like price, quality, durability, design, comfort, ergonomics, etc.
Maxnomic Vs Secretlab: Chair Series
The Maxnomic offers 4 different series for different people with specific heights and weights.
Secretlab offers 3 different series i.e. 2020 series, the 2022 series, and the collectible series.
It consists of two models of chairs i.e. Titan and Omega
Titan, also called a big brother of the Omega chair, further divides into large (L) and extra-large (XL) sizes.
- The Titan (L) has recommended heights of 5’9″- 6’7″ and weights up to 290 pounds.
- While the XL Titan chair suits people having weights of 220-390 pounds and heights from 5’11”-6’10”.
While the Omega (S, M) chair comes in a size to accommodate small and medium users. People with heights up to 5’11” and weighing around 240 pounds can comfortably use the Omega chairs.
The 2022 series introduced a classic piece of Titan Evo with multiple advanced features. The Titan Evo comes in 3 different sizes i.e. Small (S), Regular (R), and Extra-large (XL).
- The Titan Evo (S) is recommended for people with heights up to 5’6″ and weighs around 200 pounds. The chair can hold a maximum load of 285 pounds.
- While the Titan Evo (R) proved ideal for a 5’7″-6’2″ height and up to 220 pounds weight of a person. It has the capacity to hold 285 pounds load.
- Titan Evo (XL) suits a 5’11”-6’9″ height and up to 395 pounds weight of a person. It has the capacity to hold 395 pounds load.
Secretlab also offers Collectible series with Titan Extra Extra Small chairs for kids and pets. The super cute chairs accommodate children of more than 5 years and less than 5’3″. The chairs hold a maximum load of 155 pounds. I was amazed that this small art has nearly all the features of a regular Titan.
The Maxnomic chairs have a price range of $299-$599. Being small-sized, the chairs by Casual Series (S) have less prices while those of XL Series is big in size, and are much more expensive.
Secretlab has more prices than earlier. It offers chairs in a range of $299-$769. The Titan XXS chairs are its smallest members at a very low price. While its bigger chairs which belong to the Titan Evo (XL) 2022 series have high prices.
Specs and Comparison
XL Series (XL)
|2020 Series: Titan (L, XL) |
& Omega (S, M)
2022 Series: Titan Evo (S, R, XL)
Collectible Chairs (XXS)
|Upholsteries||1. Microfibre fabric|
2. Faux Leather
(durable vinyl / PU)
|1. NEO™ Hybrid Leatherette|
2. SoftWeave™ Plus Fabric
3. PRIME™ 2.0 PU Leather
|Filling Material||Durable PU and |
|Wheel Base & Casters||Aluminum|
XL PU Casters
|Seat Base||Racing seat design||Proprietary pebble seat base|
Snug-Fit Seat Base
Leveled Seat Base
|Lumbar Support||Integrated, adjustable lumbar support|
Only Lumbar cushion
|4-way L-ADAPT™ Lumbar Support System|
Only Memory Foam Lumbar Pillow
|Gas lift Cylinder||Class-4||Class-4|
|Headrest Pillow||Soft and Washable||Magnetic Memory Foam Pillow with Cooling Gel|
Memory Foam Pillow with Cooling Gel
|Armrests||4D with soft padding and|
indented finger rest
|4D armrests with CloudSwap™ Replacement System|
|Recline||From 83° to 139||From 85°-165°|
|Tilt Mechanism||Tilting with 5 fixable positions||Multi-tilt mechanism|
|Freedom to customize|
Name & Logo Embroidery,
Gamer Tag and Logo Branding
Armrests with finger rest.
|Premium Upholsteries, |
4-way Adjustable Lumbar Support System
Swappable armrest caps,
Magnetic head pillow,
Anti-counterfeit NFC tag
|Warranty||2 Years||3-5 Years|
|30 Day||49 Day|
Maxnomic Vs Secretlab: Upholsteries
We have found that the Maxnomic chairs have two different types of upholsteries i.e. Faux leather (Vinyl/ PU) and Microfibre fabric (synthetic suede). Most of its chairs have Faux leather upholstery, while the premium chairs come with Microfibre fabric upholstery.
The Secretlab has premium and better quality upholsteries than Maxnomic. It offers the following upholsteries:
NEO™ Hybrid Leatherette
Such an upholstery gives a plush and supple hand feel, and it proves 12X more durable than typical PU leather. It is designed in a way to give a real leather look. It would be a great pick to deliver luxury. We found the NEO™ Hybrid Leatherette best for liquid resistance.
SoftWeave™ Plus Fabric
SoftWeave™ Plus Fabric is an upgraded version of SoftWeave fabric, and it comes as a soft fluffy textured fabric. The fabric has high tensile strength and breathability. We found It is easy to remove dust and dirt from it. It also proves more pet-friendly than leatherette.
PRIME™ 2.0 PU Leather
PRIME™ 2.0 PU Leather has a soft and smooth feel. Its coated surface makes it easy to clean. Compared with SoftWeave fabric, it has better spill resistance and less breathing.
The chairs have two types of filling material i.e. PU foam and Cold-Cure Foam.
Such a foam gives soft fluffy padding to support short sitting. Prolonged sitting on this padding could lead to back, neck, hip, and shoulder pain. If used extensively, the PU foam starts to flatten and lose its shape. Most of the sofas and cheap chairs use PU foam.
It gives firm padding to support long sitting sessions. The firm padding retains its shape and can perform for years. It helps to achieve a healthier posture.
All of the chairs of Secretlab come with premium Cold-Cure foam to provide extra firm padding. The firm padding not only proves comfortable but also helps to achieve a healthy posture. The firm padding supports the natural curvature of the body. The Secretlab Titan has a density of 65 kg/m³.
Maxnomic Vs Secretlab: Frame
Both Maxnomic and Secretlab chairs have sturdy steel frames to ensure maximum weight support. The frame is considered a backbone of a chair. The stronger the frame the stronger the chair.
Wheel Base and Casters
Maxnomic chairs come with a heavy-duty reinforced aluminum base. Such a base not only proved durable but also give a sleek and glossy black finish. The chairs have standard casters with PU coating for smooth running.
Secretlab chairs have strong bases made of ADC12 aluminum. These bases can withstand heavy loads and last for years. All of its chairs come with XL PU casters.
We these chairs, we are limited to only one design for the seat base. The plus point we like in these chairs is the racing-style seat design, the most popular among esports players, streamers, and gamers.
With these chairs, we were able to choose any of 3 different seat designs.
Proprietary Pebble Seat Base
Titan Evo 2022 comes with Proprietary Pebble Seat Base. The design suits best those who keep changing their positions. The design gives us more space to enjoy the different sitting styles. Its waterfall edge helps to relieve the pressure off the thighs and knees.
Snug-Fit Seat Base
The Omega chairs come with a Snug-Fit Seat Base, a standard seat. The design seat suits those who like cozier sitting.
Leveled Seat Base
Titan and Titan XL chairs come with Leveled Seat Base. Such a seat offers plenty of space and you can even sit cross-legged.
Most of these chairs have lumbar cushions to provide lumbar support. While other chairs come with an integrated lumbar support system. Such a system allows only depth adjustment (2-way adjustability).
It has lumbar cushions in Omega chairs. While the Titan and Titan XL come with a 2-way adjustable integrated lumbar support system. The Titan Evo has an excellent built-in 4-way L-ADAPT™ Lumbar Support System that offers 4-way adjustment (depth and height adjustment).
Headrest Pillow & Gas Lift
It offers a soft, washable, velvety head pillow with an anti-slip coating on the backside. The brand offers high-quality Class-4 gas lift cylinders for its chairs.
Except for Titan Evo 2022 chairs, all of its chairs have memory foam head pillows (made of dense, premium foam). The Titan Evo has a strapless Patent-pending Magnetic Memory Foam Head, made of 100% high-density, visco-elastic PlushCell™ memory foam to provide enhanced support.
All chairs of Secretlab come with high-quality Class-4 gas lift cylinders.
There are 4D adjustable armrests. Adjust the height, move armrests in and outside, swivel the pads, or move them forward or back. The armrests come with copyright-protected finger rest.
The Omega, Titan, and Titan XL of Secretlab have 4D adjustable armrests. I can easily make 4-way adjustments (height, in & out, forward & back, and swivel).
While the Titan Evo comes with more advanced 4D armrests that have CloudSwap™ Replacement System. With this system, one can swap the tops and upgrade the armrest tops in a second.
Recline & Tilt Mechanism
Maxnomic chairs have a highly adjustable backrest with the capacity to recline from 83° to 139°.
The Maxnomic chairs have a durable tilt mechanism with 2 levers, one for the height adjustments, and the second serves the locking function (5 fixable positions). You will be able to tilt the chair up to 11 degrees.
While the Secretlab chairs offer more adjustability by reclining from 85° to 165°.
The Secretlab also has a durable multi-tilt mechanism. A lever on the left side of chairs lets you lock and unlock the tilt angle.
Maxnomic chairs offer more freedom for customization. At the time of purchase, you have been given the option to choose a name or logo of your choice. You can also ask the company to put custom branding on chairs. Its 4D armrests have indented finger rest.
Its distinguishing features include Premium Upholsteries, 4-way Adjustable Lumbar Support System, Swappable armrest caps, a Magnetic head pillow, and an Anti-counterfeit NFC tag.
Warranty and Return Policy
These chairs come with a 2-year warranty and a 30-day return policy.
While it offers more warranty from 3-5 years. It also has 49 days return policy which is better than Maxnomic.
After a thorough analysis and head-to-head comparison, we have found that both chairs share the following features:
Maxnomic offer four series from small to extra large size. While Secretlab offers series from extra extra small (XXS) to extra-large size.
The Secretlab has premium Cold-Cure Foam (100% density), which is much better than the Maxnomic foam.
Maxnomic offers only one design for seat base, while the Secretlab has three different seat base designs.
The Integrated lumbar support system by Maxnomic offers only 2-way adjustments. While the Secretlab integrated lumbar support system offers 4-way adjustment.
Maxnomic offers a soft and washable head pillow. The head pillows by Secretlab are made of dense and premium foam. Moreover, the Secretlab Titan Evo has a Magnetic Memory Foam Pillow.
Maxnomic offers customization to put a logo/name or branding of your choice. While Secretlab does not have such customization.
The Maxnomic armrests have indented finger rest while Secretlab armrests have swappable tops/covers.
Finally, our vote goes to Secretlab as it offers new technologies, more durability, more upholsteries, premium foaming, an L-ADAPT™ Lumbar Support system, swappable armrests, a magnetic head pillow, and an Anti-counterfeit NFC tag.