X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal 2.1 Audio Gaming Chair Review
X Rocker is the most well-known brand in the audio gaming chairs industry - and for good reason. The X Rocker 51396 is an impressive chair - sporting 2.1 wireless bluetooth capabilities and a built in subwoofer and dual speaker system inside the headrest. The open interior of this chair is specifically designed to magnify the sound for the user - not only do you hear the audio from your game or movie, you also feel it.
The concept of a gaming chair that actually helps you immerse yourself in your gaming experience is amazing, and we can't believe it took someone so long to introduce this concept. X Rocker produces a great line of audio gaming chairs, and the Pro Series 2.1 wireless video gaming chair is definitely one you should take a look at.
One of the best things about this chair is the pedestal that elevates the chair to a comfortable sitting position. Many traditional audio chairs do not include the pedastal, which makes it impossible to swivel or tilt. This chair combines the comfort of a classic floor gaming seat, with the tilt and swivel functions of a PC gaming chair. You can consider the X Rocker Pro Series to be a happy medium between the two.
The Pro Series 2.1 wireless gaming chair is also easy to assemble, being mostly assembled out of the box with just a few parts to attach. The majority of customers find that putting the chair together takes roughly 10-20 minutes. The sleek design of the PU and stitching of the chair makes it look more expensive than it actually is.
Now, before we go over some cons of the chair, we will summarize the pros.
- The chair offers unique features and controls for an audio gaming experience.
- The speakers and subwoofer offer great sound quality.
- The chair is easy to assemble, taking roughly 10 to 20 minutes.
- Overall a solid build with slight recline option.
- Pedestal provides elevated sitting option rather than sitting on level with the floor.
- Design of the PU material and stitching of the chair is nice, the chair looks more expensive than it is.
As for cons, there are three primary things that customers tend to complain about with this chair.
- Comfort level being less than desired.
- Recline range is limited
- Size of the chair not supporting larger frame users.
Although this chair offers a professional looking design, some users find the material and padding to be inadequate, and some will even add a small pillow or blanket to the base of the chair to make sitting more comfortable. The chair does not come with any additional pillows or pads. In addition to the padding, some customers complain about the chair having a small range of recline, making reclining pointless or inadequate.
In general, this chair seems to be intended for use by average size users and under. For kids, it seems to be perfect, but for a height of 5'10" or a weight of 200 lbs. or higher, the chair may feel snug. Some users over 5'10" complain about the headrest not being high enough to support their head, and since there is no adjustable headrest option, there is no solution for this problem.
In conclusion, we think this chair can be a good fit for average size users, and the issues of comfort that some customers complain about can be addressed by adding an extra cushion or blanket to sit on. The sound quality of the chair is nice, and the look and design of the chair is professional.
As for our rating, the chair gets points for a stylish design, decent sound quality and the utility of the pedestal. The chair loses points for not being as comfortable as we would like, and for a slight limit in the range of recline. Overall we think this chair is a great buy if the user isn't too picky about comfort (definitely consider pads or blankets) and is a small to average build. For kids, we believe this product is a great choice. All things considered, we are giving the X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal Gaming Chair 3.5 stars out of 5.
Not satisfied? Try taking a look at the X Rocker 51259 Pro H3 4.1 Audio Gaming Chair instead! It doesn't have the pedestal and most users find this chair to be more comfortable than the 51396.