No music, no life.
Gaming chairs are silent beasts that don’t roar every time I rage quit.
However, from time to time it would be nice to have some music playing in the background or at least to hear enemy footsteps when he’s trying to deal me that humiliating backstab.
Realizing there is a need for sound in our gaming lives, many companies (especially X Rocker) went into creating gaming chairs with speakers. Some, like the #1 pick, even have vibrations for the immersion experience.
You’ll find mainly two advanced ways of how you can connect audio chairs with strong speakers:
- Wireless connection to your gaming console or PC.
- Yes, some gaming chairs include Bluetooth connection. That’s perfect if you have music on your phone and would like to connect the music to your gaming chair.
In my search for that perfect gaming chair with speakers, I must have looked at 50 different chairs. At least.
Here are some common points that pretty much every speakers-enabled gaming chair comes with:
- Most of the audio chairs include 2 speakers, mounted on the backseat, and a subwoofer for a deep immersion experience.
- Most (but not all) can be wirelessly connected with any enabled device (best for console gaming). Some even have Bluetooth enabled connected (best for music and mobile gaming). A few of them only have a headphone jack, steer away from those.
- About 70% of gaming chairs with speakers are X Rockers chairs. X Rocker is the No. 1 brand when it comes to speaker-included gaming chairs.
- You can choose between wireless gaming chairs with or without pedestal.
- Prices of gaming chairs with speakers range from $80 for cheap chairs/speakers up to $400 (the expensive ones are much more comfortable and create sound immersion effect). The average price of a speaker-included gaming chair is about $180.
Ok, enough of the blabbering, here is the full list of gaming chairs with (Bluetooth) speakers:
Best Gaming Chairs With Speakers, Wireless Connectivity And (Maybe) Bluetooth
1. GTRACING Music Gaming Chair with Bluetooth Speakers (The Best Overall Gaming Chair)
By now you must have noticed that gaming chairs with speakers have a distinct U-shaped design. Of course, they need to include the thick padding all over to handle the sound and to create a space where you can build the speakers in. In short, they don’t follow your ‘normal’ design for a gaming chair.
Only one company has managed to pull off a ‘normal’ gaming chair with speakers and that’s GTRACING. The GTRACING gaming chair is a standard-looking gaming chair with the built-in Bluetooth speakers; they ever got a patent for the design that includes speakers with a 5-meter range near the left and the right shoulder:
Speaker’s Charging Time
You can also see some specifics that are largely connected to the speaker’s performance. The chair itself has to be charged up and it takes 3+ hours for a playtime of 5-6 hours. That just tells you that the GTRACING speakers are quite powerful – you need to charge the battery for more than 3 hours and all of that energy can be released in 6 hours of gaming.
It makes sense to charge the Bluetooth speakers during the night and you can enjoy a 5-6 hours gaming session every day. That’s usually enough for regular gamers; it’s a bit problematic for the insane daylong gaming marathons. You have to charge it while you’re gaming and you have a cable lying somewhere around the chair.
Everything a standard gaming chair can offer comes with the GTRACING music gaming chair. That includes the 170-degree reclining, rocking, the armrests, and seat-height adjustments. The red version of this chair, for example, scored fairly high on the list of the best red and black gaming chairs.
What is surprising is the price of the chair. You would expect that they would raise the price like crazy because the GTRACING has the patented Bluetooth technology for its sound system. I do find it welcoming they didn’t do that.
In fact, they put the price of the wireless gaming chair that can easily connect to smartphones and tablets at less than $200, quite amazing:
2. X Rocker Pro Series 2.1 Vibrating Black Leather Chair With Speakers (Has, Like, Everything)
X Rocker is the No. 1 name in audio gaming chairs and the 51396 Pro model is the No. 1 X Rocker gaming chair with speakers. That’s pretty much it; it’s easy to see why the X Rocker chair is the best chair on our list as well.
Other chairs on the list are great but they can lack something like good speakers, Bluetooth, are too crappy or too expensive. The 51396 Pro X Rocker model has pretty much everything:
- Bluetooth wireless connection will work pretty much why every RCA stereo output. If you want to go old school or hate wireless, you get the RCA cables included when you buy it.
- Superb speakers. We’re talking total sound immersion experience. Two speakers are built-into the back of the gaming chair and the 4” subwoofer completes the all-in-one stereo powerhouse.
- Lifted by up a pedestal. Being higher gives you a better oversight of the games and people find it fairly comfortable.
- Great for playing video games, listening to music, watching TV, reading, and relaxing
- You can do everything. Gaming, of course, but you can also watch TV, read, relax or just listen to Final Fantasy soundtrack. Or Mozart if you’re more into classical music.
- It’s not a $400 super duper features-you-don’t-need chair. It’s remarkably reasonably priced, you can get it for less than $150:
It hits top scores on the comfortability scale; you can clearly see how thick padding it has on the seat. The thick padding of 51396 Pro X Rocker chair really needs to be there for the chair to be able to handle the awesome 2.1 AMF technology subwoofer.
Together with the two speakers of the left and right, the best X Rocker chair can create trembling sound effects.
One important thing to point out is that 6 feet guys will love this chair. However, if you’re above 6’4” it might be too small for you and you won’t be able to enjoy all the comfortable cushioning.
What ultimately makes the X Rocker 51396 Pro the best gaming chair with the Bluetooth speakers is the unbeatable price:
3. X Rocker 51259 Pro 4.1 Audio Wireless Gaming Chair
The 51259 is one of the most accomplished models that X Rocker has ever launched.
The majority of gaming chairs with in-built speakers have available speakers. That usually is not enough for pro gamers where every decibel of sound can mean an enemy behind your back trying to knife you. That’s why the X Rocker 51259 chair comes equipped with 4 speakers and the 4.1 stereo system:
The additional value of 4 speakers is that you can pinpoint where exactly your opponent in Call of Duty or Battlefield (for example) is. With 2 speakers it’s nearly impossible to triangulate your enemy’s position. To triangulate you need signals from at least 3 points; the 4 speakers give you the ability to triangulate the sound from 4 different speakers.
To connect the speakers the X Rocker chair has a built-in wireless receiver and you can connect pretty much every device. Here is a list of a bunch of them: CSP Vita, PS2, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, iPod, iPad, iPhone, MP3 Players, TV, CD, DVD, BluRay, and most gaming devices.
If you’re a PRO gamer (or aspiring to become one with the help of performance-boosting chair) you can get the 51259 PRO model with 4.1 sound here:
4. X Rocker 5172601 Surge Bluetooth Gaming Chair For Mobile Gaming
The 5172601 Surge chair is the cheapest Bluetooth gaming chair with speakers and especially useful for playing mobile games. If you’re in love with your PlayStation or computer, you should steer clear from the Surge chairs, but if you mostly play games on your smartphone, this is the perfect combination of Bluetooth-connected comfortable chair for you.
Simply turn on the Bluetooth on your phone and the Surge chair’s Bluetooth will pick it up and play any music or gaming sound with ease. Essentially, here is a photo of the most chill gaming chair with speakers:
Ok, let’s talk speakers. The X Rocker Surge chair comes equipped with 2 speakers built-in the back of the chair and a subwoofer, achieving the total 2.1 sound immersion experience. Both the speakers and the subwoofer use AFM technology (that’s short for Audio Force Modulation Technology) that is designed to create the immersion effect.
It might just be you and your mobile at work but when you’re sitting in this chair the whole sound world becomes the music or the game. It feels a bit like drowning in sound if that makes sense.
The best part of the cheapest Bluetooth gaming chair with speakers is, of course, the price. You’re looking at less than $150 for this comfy chair:
5. X Rocker Recliner Gaming Chair With Dual Audio And Footrest
Everything about this gaming chair recliner with speakers comes in two; even the dual audio system, right?
X Rocker really managed to create remarkable and two unforgivable qualities that make the X Rocker’s recliners a mix of hot and cold, soul and reggae. Let’s start with two remarkable features:
- The best stereo immersion system of all the best gaming chairs with speakers. Other chairs cover you from the back and bottom, right? The recliner has a thick left and right-wing to it and you can imagine that the speakers hidden under the PU leather create a sound wave that surrounds you in the most perfect way.
- It’s insanely comfortable. The X Rocker chair looks more like an armchair than a high-tech gaming chair with speakers. Hell, it even has the footrest, makes it the only gaming chair with speakers AND footrest on the list. I mean, you look at how comfortable it looks:
Now, unfortunately, the recliner with speakers also has two unforgivable qualities. Well, I kind of consider it unforgivable because I like cool-looking gaming chairs and don’t have tons of money to buy them. In short, the two misgivings are:
- Looks like something my grandpa would sit in. I love the comfort but I would have if anybody would see me sitting in this X Rocker chair because, well, I would be a laughing stock just because it looks so armchairish.
- It does cost as much as a good armchair. Very good armchair. It’s not unusual to spend more than $300 for a high-performance gaming chair but this recliner is more cozy than performance-driven and it still costs north of $300.
All in all, I would say that the X Rocker gaming chair with footrest and speakers is most appropriate for guys over 30 who love them some comfort and immersive sound experience while gaming:
6. X Rocker V Rocker 5130301 SE Cheap Wireless Gaming Chair
You will hardly find a simpler gaming chair with speakers than the V Rocker 5130301 SE. The seat itself has a basic design without pedestal; you can pretty much it anywhere on the floor or on the carpet.
What is essential is that also comes with two front-facing speakers and a powerful subwoofer. The whole basic design has one major advantage: If you’re wondering which is the cheapest gaming chair with speakers, you’re actually looking for the V Rocker 5130301 SE.
The slimmed and trimmed down design pretty much covers all the basics and even a $100 bill covers all the costs of this audio chair:
One minor issue I have with the slimmed-down design is that this chair is inherently ‘blue’ but it doesn’t include Bluetooth. What is this, a bluetoothless chair?
It has a wireless audio transmission in order to connect with Xbox or PlayStation, and a headphone jack, but I mean, come on, some Bluetooth would be nice. Of course, including Bluetooth in a gaming chair does tend to boost the price quite a bit.
So if you’re in for the basic gaming chair with speakers set up and don’t desperately need Bluetooth connectivity you can opt for the cheapest gaming chair with speakers here:
7. X Rocker 5172801 Chair With Armrests And Without Pedestal
The 5172801 X Rocker is for all those low-riders out there who are looking to get a decent and comfortable Bluetooth chair that doesn’t cost zillion dollars.
Having a Bluetooth feature means quite a lot in the wireless gaming chairs world. That means you can connect the X Rocker chair with your iPhone (or Android-based device) with about 3 clicks. The whole audio system includes a subwoofer and speakers that create a full 2.1. stereo sound. We’re not really sure how many speakers does the 5172801 model have; it seems like it uses an immersion kind of stereo equipment with several speakers:
The chair itself is not only comfortable but quite ergonomic. It’s quite challenging to create good ergonomic properties for a gaming chair that has no pedestal (and that you had to incorporate speakers and subwoofer in) because such a low point of gravity while sitting is not normal to the human body.
The 5172801 chair has some additional padding on the left and right side of your back and a bit of head support as well but, honestly, it’s not as much as most of us would desire.
The connectivity is somewhat lacking as well. You can utilize RCA outputs and even connect a headset but that’s pretty much it. With no wireless or Bluetooth connectivity, you have to be a bit crafty with all the cables in order to use the most out of 5172801 X Rockers stereo system:
8. Full Body Electric Shiatsu Massage Chair With Wireless Bluetooth Speakers
Do you know when we were talking about gaming chairs with speakers AND benefits? That’s especially true for the Shiatsu gaming chairs. Well, truly, it’s more of a full body massage chair that can be used for gaming as ‘gaming chair’ per se.
The Shiatsu chair is most appropriate for some light listening to music and gaming but the true value of the chair is in massage abilities. It feels so good it’ll turn your knees and legs into jelly. It comes equipped with 5 different massage modes:
- Air Pressure.
With most of the modes, the Shiatsu chair utilized the 4 airbags built-in both sides of the chair and the roller glides that massage your back by via the rolling feeling alongside your spine.
As for gaming, it is mostly used for mobile games; it even has an armrest with a phone slot (that’s mostly for listening to music and enjoying the massage):
The Bluetooth connectivity makes listening to everything you have on your mobile easier. Just open both Bluetooth channels and you’re set.
Alongside the full body massage comes the high-value ergonomic design with a modern touch. It is nice to see a chair that also helps your posture but it is somewhat lacking in the game performance area. The Shiatsu gaming chair is most appropriate for leisure gaming so hardcore gamers should really look for other wireless gaming chairs with speakers. Nonetheless, if you’re all for relaxation and leisure when doing some light gaming, this is the perfect chair for you:
9. X Rocker 51491 Extreme III 2.0 Budget Chair with Audio System
More often than not, X Rocker decides to cram their audio chairs with extra features that are not that amazing at all. Why can’t they just leave a good basic gaming chair with decent speakers alone for once?
I think that was actually their plan with the 51491 Extreme III model. They’ve created a nice chilling gaming chair with 2.0 stereo speakers that are not as powerful as the 2.1 or 4.1 speakers but they do come as a steep price decrease.
If you love the opera-like Mozart concerto effect, this is definitely not the best music chair for you. But if you’re not THAT picky about the superior sound quality, the 2.0 system will do just fine for listening to music, playing video games and watching TV:
The 51491 Extreme III (quite an aggressive name for a chair, I must admit) can be connected with pretty much any device that has RCA outputs. If you’re looking to use the headset with speakers built into the gaming chair, you can do that as well.
As with almost every good chair with speakers, you get a control panel on the side of the chair. You can increase the volume, lower the bass and a bunch of other things that come by default with any stereo device.
The design is more comfortable than ergonomic; it’s really crazy to expect thorough spine-supporting and high-back low-back lumbar whatever supporting features on a chair that costs less than $100. One good thing about that though; it does cost less than $100!
10. Ace Bayou X Rocker 5127401 Pedestal Wireless Chair For Console Gaming
Finally a chair with some ergonomic qualities! Honestly, it’s really difficult to find a gaming chair with speakers that would be good for your posture amid these rigid chairs without pedestals. Luckily, the Ace Bayou 5127401 the just chair for everybody who wants to make a thing or two for their spine just by sitting correctly.
The pedestal elevates the chair up from the ground; the most normal human posture for sitting. On the photo below you’ll also notice a thinner but important headrest that pushes your head just a bit forward to engage the upper back and neck into an ergonomic position:
It has to be said that the Ace Bayou X Rocker 5127401 was made specifically with console gaming in mind. The chair is compatible with Xbox, all kinds of PlayStations and Nintendo Wii via wireless audio transmission. If you want to use the headphone jack to connect a headset, you have that option as well.
The sound system is the standard 2.1 X Rocker system with two built-in speakers and a subwoofer. These babies are quite loud and you have the control panel installed on the side of the chair for quick switching of volume or bass.
All in all, the pedestal gaming chair with speakers is quite remarkable but design for a very specific audience; console gamers in their 30s who are already aware that the concept of healthy sitting exist and take care to find a chair with good ergonomic properties:
11. X Rocker 5127301 II SE Chair With FF Speakers
Never was there a gaming chair designed with such tremendous speakers and so lacking in connectivity as is the care with the 5127301 II SE X Rocker chair.
You get the FF speakers (you can read more about the difference between FF speakers and stern speakers here) that can go down to 55 Hz and a powerful subwoofer your neighbors will really hate. As usually with X Rocker chairs, you get the control panel on the side of the chair where you can volume up and volume down, regulate the bass output and so on.
However, you don’t have an option to connect to this fearsome audio setting via Bluetooth. In most cases, you’ll have to use jack and cables to connect it to your console (Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Wii):
One big advantage the 5127301 II SE has is that it is one of the few foldable gaming chairs with speakers. Translation: you can easily move it around when in the folded state and storing the gaming chair will require much less space than with a standard non-foldable chair.
The covering is PU leather which means it’s easier to clean as well.
All in all, this is a foldable chair with tremendous speakers and low maintenance problems but it does come with a Bluetooth connection. Which is ok, if you’re used to using cables and jacks, and it also lowers the cost of the chair somewhat:
12. X Rocker Mesh 5129401 Mesh Gaming Chair With Subwoofer And Speakers
The last but not least is the Mesh 5129401 chair that actually made the list because of its fearsome base and the fact that we love Thanos on this platform and purple is the color of our champ. Just look at the color of that beautiful mesh!
Moreover, the 5129401 model is one of the most undervalued stereo gaming chairs. It has 4 instead of 2 speakers and a subwoofer and uses the 2.1 AFM tech to connect them all into one great audio experience. The connectivity is a bit disappointing; the Mesh gaming chair has a built-in radio receiver that does the usually plug-the-RCA-cable thing but there is no Bluetooth connectivity. The Mesh chair itself looks tremendous in Thanos purple, though:
The X Rocker Mesh chair with speakers is both comfortable and ergonomic if you’re under 5’10”. Taller gamers report that it can be too small for them and when we’re talking comfy/ergonomic, the size of your body really needs to fit the chair as perfectly as possible.
What is more, it is not without some quality issues. Everybody likes the speakers but the build materials that the 5129401 model is made out of are cheap and not as durable as one might hope for. Of course, the low price reflects this:
Ok, let’s address some FAQ about the gaming chairs that have speakers:
What’s The Difference Between Wireless Gaming Chairs And Bluetooth Gaming Chairs (If There Is Any)?
Basically, you have three types of chairs; ones with only wireless connectivity, ones with only Bluetooth connectivity (and, yeah, Bluetooth is ‘wireless’ in itself) and the ones that have both.
For example, if you’re into console gaming, you’re better off with a wireless gaming chair with speakers. Wireless connecting to PlayStation or Xbox is seamless.
On the other hand, if you prefer mobile gaming or listening to music, you should opt for Bluetooth chairs. Why? Well, mobile phones where you have mobile games and probably most of your music can be connected via Bluetooth to a chair with speakers with the utmost ease. It just syncs.
What about PC gamers? Well, usually PC gamers decide to use cables with RCA output. If you’re looking wireless vs. Bluetooth chair for PC gaming, go for wireless. All computers can be wirelessly connected with a wireless chair. Not every computer has Bluetooth-enabled connectivity to other stereo devices, however.
What Kind Of Stereo Environment Can Gaming Chair Speakers Create?
Well, it really depends on two things: the kind of speakers and the kind of subwoofer. The good thing is that the subwoofers that come with gaming chairs are pretty comparable.
The speakers, however, differ on several levels.
The first is how many speakers does a gaming chair have? What is that even important? Well, it’s better to have more sources of sound in order for our ears to easier pinpoint where the sound is coming from. Is somebody crawling right behind you in Call of Duty; if he on the left or the right? Usually, 2 speakers will only tell you there is somebody behind you. 4 speakers, however, can tell you both that somebody is behind you and if he is on the left or right. That way you know where to turn and shot.
The second is the stereo immersion power of the speakers. X Rocker chair uses AFM technology to encapsulate how ‘good’ the speaker system is. You can pick between 2.0, 2.1 and 4.1 system, for example, with the 4.1 obviously being the best.
I Just Want A Chair To Listen Music In – Do I Need A Gaming Chair For That?
It’s true that many chairs with speakers are gaming chairs. However, that doesn’t mean you have to necessarily buy a gaming chair with speakers to enjoy listening to music.
The gaming chairs, however, have their advantages compared to standard ‘music’ chairs. They are designed in such a way that a player feels he’s within the game. We call this sound immersion experience and, honestly, the gaming chair industry has pretty much nailed it in this respect.
If, nonetheless, you opt for a standard music chair, make sure for it to have more than 2 speakers and some serious padding. The comfortability of the chair is very important when you’re listening to Rihanna or Mozart.
Summary Or How Not To Pick A Wrong Chair With Speakers
As we have seen, there is quite a variety of different chairs with built-in speakers. The key thing you have to ask when buying a speaker chair is what kind of gamers you are:
- Console gamer? You’re looking for a wireless chair. For example, the Wisepick puts the X Rocker 51259 Pro H3 4.1 wireless chair on the No. 1 spot.
- Mobile gamer? Bluetooth is a must.
- PC gamer? We’ll do with RCA outputs, though having a wireless chair is nice.
If you’re a performance-driven gamer look for a 4-speaker gaming chair and pick an ergonomic one that will help your gaming as well as posture in the long run.
Thank you for hunting with us!