Comparing the best gaming chair brands in the world is a difficult job. In times when there are tons of different models and a lot of new updates by each brand, it is important to note that every individual has a clear picture of what they look for in a gaming chair.
For example, I am a person who loves comfort. I would trade the stitching, leather and materials used on the actual seat over any other features.
However, there are also people who see the maximum capacity of a gaming chair as the best feature – and then there are others who want reclining armrests, neck pillows and more.
Since every gamer is different, comparing top gaming chair brands is like comparing apples to oranges. However, it is important to see the best features and see what makes a brand popular.
In today’s comparison, we are focusing on two of the best gaming chair brands out there – Secretlab and Noblechairs.
The Battle Of The Big Players: Noblechairs Vs. SecretLab
You cannot even imagine how many emails I get from users asking me for a comparison of the best gaming chair brands out there.
All of this is normal, my friends. The truth is, there are so many great brands and so many amazing models. When it comes to the Secretlab and Noblechairs battle, the first thing that comes on my mind are these two models:
There is even a Reddit thread about this specific comparison. Talk about how popular it is, right?
However, I must say that the thread doesn’t answer the question on which chair is better in detail. If you see both models and based on a first glance, you will probably think that the Secretlab Titan is better overall. However, the Noblechairs Hero definitely has some great features, too.
This brings us to our comparison, where we evaluate all of the features of both chairs and present them in a table.
Secretlab Titan Vs. Noblechairs Hero: Which Gaming Chair To Buy?
|Secretlab Titan||Noblechairs Hero|
|Looks||Minimalistic and premium;
|Minimalistic and premium|
Signature memory foam pillows
Denser materials which conform to the body
Breathable deformation-resistant cold foam (55% density)
|Color Options||5 color options||Black and red/black only|
|Support||Lumbar support (1 of the 2 models from Secretlab which offer it)||Infinitely adjustable lumbar support for your lower back;|
|Load Capacity||Up to 130kg||Up to 180kg|
|Comfort||Superior comfort thanks to the patent-pending Cold-Cure Foam mix;
|Memory foam embedded in the headrest;
4D armrests with padding
Comfortable and breathable
|Gas Lift||4 Heavy-duty gas pistons
Best in class for consistency, stability and safety
|Durable and solid steel frame
Class 4 gas lift
|Wheels||5 XL PU caster wheels for effortless moves||5 60mm casters|
|Price||Starting at $435||Starting at $439|
As you can see from the table above, both the Noblechairs Hero and Secretlab Titan are designed with advanced features.
Each one of these chairs “shines” in a different way.
But first, let’s talk about the features they both share.
From a first glance, you will see that both of the chairs look minimalistic and premium. Both have a black base and definitely live up to their price. Speaking of, the price of both Noblechairs Hero and Secretlab Titan starts at around $430-ish which is really nice to know – especially if you are having a budget in that ballpark.
They are also using the same quality of leather and share great lumbar support. The gas frame is steel-based and both have five casters.
Now, the differences.
What sets apart the Noblechairs Hero is certainly its capacity and the 4D armrests with padding which give it extra comfort. The load capacity is around 30 kilograms more than the Titan, which is not a small difference. The lumbar support is also infinitely adjustable which goes in line or is a bit better than the Titan’s new lumbar support technology.
When it comes to the Secretlab Titan, you can see that it is a better chair than the Noblechairs Hero mostly because of its casters (XL), color options and denser materials used in the manufacturing process. In a way, the Titan grips more to the body of the gamer and looks more like a gaming chair than the Hero model.
All in all, both of these chairs are great in different things. While the Noblechairs Hero is better at ergonomics and offers adjustable lumbar support, the SecretLab Titan is more comfortable overall. However, the breathability in the Titan is something the brand should definitely work on.
If you are still unsure which is a better brand, you can keep on reading the next part to learn more about the differences and new technologies used in the little brothers of Secretlab Titan and Noblechairs Hero – which are the Secretlab Omega and Noblechair Epic models.
So, if your budget is falling short for around $100 of the above mentioned prices, the next table and comparison is for you.
Secretlab Omega Vs. Noblechairs Epic: Which Gaming Chair To Buy?
|Secretlab OMEGA||Noblechairs EPIC|
|Looks||Premium materials and pillows make it one of the best chairs on the market||A masterpiece of German engineering with solid ergonomics|
|Color Options||A variety of color options||A variety of color options with black as the primary color|
|Support||Lumbar support for your head and back||Infinitely adjustable lumbar support for your lower back;|
|Load Capacity||Up to 110kg||Up to 120kg|
|Comfort||Soft and premium PU faux leather
Signature Memory Foam with cooling gel for dissipating heat and keeping you cool;
Soft fabrics all around the chair
|Extra soft and thick PU faux leather;
4D armrests with padding
Moulded cold foam for breathability and comfort
|Gas Lift||Solid gas lift (Class 4)||Durable gas lift (Class 4)|
|Wheels||5 XL PU caster wheels for effortless moves||5 60mm casters for soft and hard floors|
|Price||Starting at $320||Starting at $375|
The battle between the Noblechairs EPIC and Secretlab OMEGA is – again – a tough one.
This is mainly because both of the chairs offer great features for their price. In fact, this is one of the closest comparisons between gaming chair brands that I have ever laid my eyes on.
It is so difficult to compare great models like the EPIC and OMEGA – especially coming from the fact that they both have 4D armrests, breathable PU leather materials, cold foam that “wraps around the body,” nice caster wheels, a variety of color options and amazing design.
If I have to point out the good sides and advantages of both chairs, I would start like this…
The Secretlab OMEGA is better than the Noblechairs epic because of the new and advanced cold foam technology. I had a chance to sit on this chair and it really feels better in some ways. Also, the OMEGA is around $50 cheaper and offers lumbar support for the neck which is another winning point.
The Noblechairs EPIC is better when it comes to its load capacity – but only for an extra 10 kilograms – as it is able to withstand gamers that weigh up to 120 kilograms. There aren’t any advantages that would set it apart from the OMEGA model – although as I said, both are premium models.
So, my vote on this one goes to Secretlab and its OMEGA masterpiece. It is simply one of the bestsellers on the market and one of the best chairs that you can get if you have around $350 in your pocket.
Interesting battles, right?
In the first part, we saw that the Noblechairs HERO is overall more sturdily built compared to the Secretlab TITAN – even though the Titan is a top-performer and bestseller on many lists.
In contrast, the second part showed that the Noblechairs EPIC falls short when it comes to advanced features – and that the Secretlab OMEGA is all-around a better chair.
Folks, this again leads us to the fact that there are a lot of specific features that users look for in a chair nowadays. If you prefer comfort over breathability, you might find Secretlab as a better brand. If you want a sturdy chair that is breathable and slightly better in terms of capacity but have only $500 in your pocket, Noblechairs is a solid option.
Again, both brands are exceptional when it comes to design, quality of materials and technology. So, choosing either of them will give you a premium gaming chair and years of happiness in front of your console.
I sincerely hope that this review helped you see the main differences between these two brands – but also pinpointed the things that the gaming chair manufacturers should focus on (more) in the future!