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Best Gaming Chair With a Rocker in 2022

Extreme X-Rocker Gaming Chair
Extreme X-Rocker Gaming Chair (Image credit: X-Rocker Gaming)

Rocking is an awesome feature that many chairs out there have, as the constant back-and-forth motion is both relaxing and effective at combatting back pain, too. Luckily, this is the case for gaming chairs as well, which is news that will make any gamer happy. However, it can be challenging to know which chair is the best one to get since the market is so diverse. In our minds, though, nothing tops the X Rocker Pro Series H3 (opens in new tab) due to its incredible onboard sound equipment, impressive vibration motors, and amazingly comfortable leather cushioning.

Best Overall: X Rocker Pro Series H3

The X Rocker Pro Series H3.

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X Rocker Pro Series H3

A cut above the rest

Reasons to buy

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Incredible sound experience
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Awesome vibration motors
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Amazing comfort
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Compatible with all gaming consoles
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Great weight capacity

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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No Bluetooth connectivity

The X Rocker Pro Series H3 is the cream of the crop when it comes to rocking gaming chairs, and when you look at everything it offers, it's easy to see why. With the four forward-facing speakers and a powerful subwoofer, the chair is capable of delivering the audio of your games directly to your ears in an incredibly immersive way. On top of that, the chair is equipped with vibration motors that will activate in synchronization with your game's audio. They both up the relaxation factor and increase immersion too. Additionally, the chair is fitted with thick leather cushions that are super comfortable to sit on, allowing you to game for hours without becoming sore. In terms of compatibility, the chair works with every gaming console out right now, giving it great flexibility, though it doesn't work with Bluetooth devices. The weight capacity is lovely, too, coming in at 275 pounds. It may be quite a pricey chair, but it's worth every cent.

Best Bluetooth: Ace Bayou X Rocker Vibe

The Ace Bayou X Rocker Vibe.

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Ace Bayou X Rocker Vibe

Awesome alternative

Reasons to buy

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Good sound experience
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Awesome vibration motors
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Great comfort
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Compatible with Bluetooth devices and gaming systems
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Great weight capacity

Reasons to avoid

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A little expensive

If you want something that will work with a Bluetooth device as well as gaming systems, then the Ace Bayou X Rocker Vibe will be your best bet. It only has two speakers compared to the X Rocker Pro Series H3's four. However, it does still have the excellent subwoofer and vibration motors, meaning it always delivers an enjoyable, immersive experience. The cushions are made out of fabric instead of leather and aren't as thick, which makes them overall less comfortable, but still very enjoyable to sit on nonetheless. The chair will work with all gaming systems as well as Bluetooth devices, and also has a great weight capacity of 275 pounds.

Best Armless: X Rocker Surge

The X Rocker Surge.

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X Rocker Surge

Who needs armrests anyway?

Reasons to buy

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Good sound experience
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Awesome vibration motors
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Great comfort
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Compatible with Bluetooth devices and gaming systems
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Great weight capacity

Reasons to avoid

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A little expensive

If you want a high-quality gaming chair with a rocker but want to avoid armrests, the X Rocker Surge is a fantastic pick. It's identical to the Ace Bayou X Rocker Vibe with one notable difference: the cushions are made out of bonded "faux" leather instead of fabric, meaning that the chair will be a little firmer. Whether or not that's a pro or con is up to personal preference. Aside from that (and the lack of armrests), it's essentially the same chair, which means that it brings all the same great benefits to the table.

Best Chair With a Stand: X Rocker Pro Series 2.1

The X Rocker Pro Series 2.1.

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X Rocker Pro Series 2.1

Go with a sturdy stand

Reasons to buy

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Good sound experience
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Awesome vibration motors
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Amazing comfort
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Compatible with all gaming consoles
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Great weight capacity

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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No Bluetooth connectivity

If you would prefer a chair that has a stand underneath it, the best one out there for you is the X Rocker Pro Series 2.1. It's virtually identical to the X Rocker Pro Series H3, except it only has two speakers instead of four, and it comes with a sturdy, durable base instead of just resting on the floor by itself. This chair will ultimately be your best bet if you don't mind trading some sound quality and Bluetooth connectivity for an excellent base for your seat.

Best Chair for Two: X Rocker Dual Commander

The X Rocker Dual Commander.

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X Rocker Dual Commander

For the player two in your life

Reasons to buy

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Good sound experience
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Great comfort
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Compatible with all gaming systems
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Dual seats can fit two
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More affordable

Reasons to avoid

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No vibration motors
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Weight capacity could be better
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No Bluetooth connectivity

The X Rocker Dual Commander is perfect for people who have a player two to enjoy games with, as it's essentially a "gaming loveseat rocker." Like many of the other chairs on the list, it's got two speakers and a powerful subwoofer for good sound deliverance, and the faux leather seat is thick and comfy. It's not real leather like the X Rocker Pro Series H3 is, but the comfort level comes pretty close. Sadly, there are no vibration motors on the chair, but that might not matter to you depending on what you're looking for. The weight capacity of the chair is unfortunately only 275 pounds, though, which is only great if one person is using the chair; therefore, larger folks should probably opt for two separate seats instead.

Best Mid-Range: Ace Bayou X Rocker 2.1

The Ace Bayou X Rocker 2.1.

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Ace Bayou X Rocker 2.1

Save money and still win

Reasons to buy

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Good sound experience
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Good comfort
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Compatible with all gaming systems
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More affordable
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Great weight capacity

Reasons to avoid

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No vibration motors
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No Bluetooth connectivity
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Cushion material is considerably lower quality

This chair is ideal for folks who want to save some money and don't mind settling for a solid chair instead of an amazing one. It's got two speakers and a subwoofer for good sound, but lacks vibration motors and also uses a meshy fabric for the cushions that isn't as supportive or comfortable as the leather or denser fabric cushions other chairs on this list use. However, the chair is still pretty comfy overall, and the fact it's more affordable is a big win for people who need to be conservative with their funds. Like the other chairs, it works with all gaming systems (but not Bluetooth) and can hold 275 pounds.

Best Budget: The Crew Video Rocker

The Crew Video Rocker.

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The Crew Video Rocker

The basics aren't bad

Reasons to buy

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Good comfort
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Extremely affordable
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Great weight capacity

Reasons to avoid

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No features to speak of
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Cushion material is considerably lower quality

If you're looking for something very basic so you can save as much money as you can, it doesn't get any better than The Crew Video Rocker. This basic rocker doesn't have any speakers, subwoofers, or vibration motors, and the material used for the cushions is the same meshy fabric that the Ace Bayou X Rocker 2.1 has. However, despite these drawbacks, the chair is still comfortable to sit in, and it's also extremely inexpensive. This means that it's the perfect option for folks on a budget who don't want or need any features. Like every other chair, it can hold up to 275 pounds.

Bottom line

Gaming chairs with rocking functionality are incredibly comfortable to sit in. On top of that, the rocking motion helps relieve back pain and prevent more of it from forming, which is something that gamers who play for long hours will appreciate. However, it can be challenging to know which chair to choose since the market has so many of these chairs in it.

Each of the chairs on this list offers a different level of comfort, and bonus functionality that we think will appeal to someone's needs. Still, overall, we feel that the X Rocker Pro Series H3 (opens in new tab) is a cut above the rest due to the way it's both extremely comfortable and also has a killer sound system, alongside vibration motors and wide system compatibility, too. It may not work with Bluetooth devices, and it may be expensive, but we still think it's the best choice overall.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.