A Chair Affair: Secretlab vs DXRacer

Two gaming chairs go head-to-head with each other – check out how each of them fare among our group of non-gaming reviewers.


By Wong Si Jia

Disclaimer: Each personal view is subjected only to the individual and is not representative of the entire company. 

Tucked in the corner of a room are Secretlab’s Throne V2 and DXRacer’s FH08, purposefully arranged to face each other.

One stands tall with vibrant hues of black and red, while the other boasts the classic, minimalistic design of white against black. A few colleagues wait in line for their turn to sit back, relax, and review, but there is a catch – most, if not all of them, have little to no experience with gaming chairs.

Akiba Press finds out the group’s general consensus for both the Throne V2 and FH08.

Throne V2 (Secretlab) 

chair review 1 – throne V2

Credit: Secretlab

On first glance, the colour scheme is said to be “too vibrant” and “eye-catching” by the reviewers’ standards, most of whom prefer duller tones or a cleaner design. Still, that boils down to personal preference, and with four other options available (green, white, yellow, and blue), the issue is but a minor one.

The majority of the reviewers also seem to agree that the chair is generally comfortable, including the head and back rest, and the soft seat. One, however, noted that discomfort sets in when it is at a 90-degree angle – easily remedied through the simple adjustment of the recline.

Functionality-wise, the Throne V2 puts up a fairly decent performance as well. The control allows for gentle reclining and inclining, albeit inconsistent at times. There is just one issue: the four-way flimsy arm rests require a bit of effort to extend, and its process is hardly smooth.

Conclusion

For all its flaws, the Throne V2 seems to be well-received among the group, with its high comfort level and all-rounded quality.

FH08 White (DXRacer) 

chair review (2) – fh08

Credit: DXRacer

Featuring 3D-adjustable arms, a conventional tilt mechanism, and leather headrest and cushions, the design of FH08 is described to be “sleek” and “minimalistic” by the most of the reviewers.

While there is an equal split in opinion about the overall comfort level, the general consensus reveals that the comfort settles in once users become familiar with the chair. The back rest is also stated to be “good for support”, and serves to be one of the more comfortable elements.

However, its choppy recline and incline results in an abrupt jerk while adjusting at times. Fortunately, the strength of its three-way arm rests makes up for that flaw – it is sturdy, and the extension is very smooth.

Conclusion

The FH08 makes a largely positive impression among the reviewers, with pleasant aesthetics and decent functionality to boot.

The FH08 and Throne V2 can be bought for $379 and $399 respectively. Click here and here for more information about each chair respectively.