There are many gaming chairs out there, but only a few are designed for the premium market. One of the top players in the premium space is AndaSeat, who’s been making high-end gaming chairs such as their densely-cushioned Dark Wizard and their colorful line of Avengers themed chairs since 2016. Yes, their products are on the expensive side, but there is no questioning AndaSeat’s quality.
With their latest release — the Dark Demon Gaming Chair — AndaSeat’s entered the more affordably-priced space. They decided to send one to High Ground Gaming so we could put it together and give you our honest review. Today, we’re here to let you know whether this more affordable AndaSeat takes a dip in quality or if it’s one of the best gaming chairs of the year!
Zoom In: Specs
- Steel frame
- AD+ PVC Leather
- 90-160 degree recline
- PU covered wheels
- 4D armrests
- Price: $387
AndaSeat Dark Demon Video Review
Putting the AndaSeat Dark Demon Gaming chair together was a simple process. The instructions were very clear and the whole assembly took me just over twenty minutes beginning to end. Sometimes lining up a bolt with the threading under the upholstery would be a little tricky, but nothing was too frustrating.
The only tool you need is the included hex-wrench. It’s worth noting though that this is a large chair with a heavy steel frame, so it takes a bit of muscle to move the components around while you’re putting them together.
Build Quality and Comfort
AndaSeat’s build quality is fantastic. The cushions are firm, yet comfortable, the 4D armrests are easy to get in just about any position you want them, and the reclining action is smooth both going up and down. The AD+ PVC Leather is sleek, easy to clean and supposedly more resistant to stretching, though I didn’t have time to test that.
There are only two things which may not be to everyone’s liking. The first is that the seat isn’t flat. There is a slight incline to it which takes some time to get used to. It’s more suited to leaning back in a slightly reclined position than sitting upright at a 90º angle. The second is that the lower back support is fairly thick. For me, it kept my upper back from even touching the chair a lot of the time.
Buyers should also be aware that this is a large chair. It has a high back and a deep, wide seat, and the arms are pretty far apart, even when set as close together as possible.
The Dark Demon Gaming Chair can recline from 90–160º angles of incline. It also has a pretty wide range of height adjustment. The lower back pillow can be raised and lowered to accommodate a variety of users, while the neck pillow is fixed at a single height. The ability to lower and raise the arms is great, but you can also slide the armrests forward and back or move them side to side. They lock in position too, so you don’t need to worry about them moving around under your elbows mid-game.
The only thing it’s really lacking is the ability to adjust the incline of the seat.
Summon the Dark Demon
At $400, the AndaSeat Dark Demon is still an expensive gaming chair, even if it is more affordable than many of the other chairs they have for sale. It’s extremely well made, however.
Their patented AD+ PVC Leather has a quality feel to it that goes beyond typical PU leather, the cushions are top of the line, and all the adjustability options feel very premium. This is a great option for those who find most gaming chairs uncomfortably small.
Zoom Out: Verdict
The AndaSeat Dark Demon Gaming Chair is expensive, but has a superior build quality which merits the cost. It is best suited to those seeking a larger gaming chair with firm cushioning and a lot of lumbar support. Those who don’t have a lot of space may seek to look elsewhere.
- 4D Armrests
- Firm, yet comfortable cushions
- Premium AD+ PVC Leather upholstery
- Lumbar pillow is very thick
- Steep seat incline which is not adjustable