Whether you’re profusely sweating away whilst playing the latest Star Wars game on a Saturday night or you’re sitting back with a cup of coffee enjoying a live stream, the most important thing (at least to me) is having a kickass, prepossessing chair that does wonders upon first glance.
Everyone wants the best gaming chair out there, don’t they? Then you, my friend, are in luck. Whenever people ask me the brand that manufactures the best looking, feeling and the best bang for your buck gaming chairs on the market, I have only one answer:
Secretlab has gained astronomical popularity ever since its launch. And it’s a no-brainer that gamers worship the name to be the best. So, what’s the best of the best?
Secretlab has two primary gaming chair lines: Omega and Titan. Omega, being the predecessor of the Titan, was the original Secretlab chair, receiving a very positive response from the gaming community during its initial release with its customisable armrests, multifunctional lit mechanisms, and dense foams for comfortable user experience. But when taller people demanded a larger chair, Secretlab delivered almost instantly— introducing the Titan; with added upgrades in the lumbar and seating department.
This caused an immediate clash between the two competitors, with each excelling in its categories. And so to grasp the maximum grip of each of these ground-breaking chairs, we’ll put their capabilities to the test through a one-on-one chair battle discussing the:
And before I hop into a thorough comparison between the two chairs, here is a quick preview that sets the battle into motion.
Secretlab Omega vs Titan: Key Differences
|1. Seat Weight||66lbs/ 29.9371kg||77lbs/34.9266kg|
|2. Backrest Width||21”||21.7”|
|3. Backrest Length||31.5”||33”|
|4. Upholstery||Secretlab Prime 2.0 PU Leather||Secretlab Prime 2.0 PU Leather|
|5. Recommended Height of the User||5’3” to 5’11”||5’9”-6’7”|
|6. Maximum Weight Capacity||240lbs/108.862kg||290lbs/131.542kg|
It’s now time. Buckle your seatbelts. After going through this careful comparison of the Omega and the Titan, we’ll finally see which one can be crowned the ‘The best Secretlab gaming chair of 2020.’
Secretlab Titan Vs. Omega: Compared
The first notable difference we can see between titan and omega, is their varying sizes. If we take a look at the preview table, we can see that the Titan is significantly bigger— and not just in height. The Titan chair was a design that incorporated two things in mind when being curated: to accommodate the larger players & and to implement the new features and upgrades that made it the flagship model.
Technically speaking, the Titan has a backrest length that is 1.5 inches longer than the one that of Omega, and 0.7 inches increase in width in that same area. Similarly, the Titan has also seen to outmatch the Omega in contexts of the seat width, the distance between armrest to the armrest, and the floor to seat base ratio, making it the bigger brother.
But that doesn’t yet disqualify the Omega. For average-sized people like me who prefer adaptability, it is best to try sitting in the Omega before passing your judgement. If the chair serves perfect body alignment, it’s for you. However, even the slightest of pressures in feeling that it is small puts the favour back into the Titan’s hands.
We can also observe that Secretlab designed Omega for people that are 5’3” to 5’11” and below 240 pounds. On the other hand, the Titan tailors to those who are 5’9” to 6’10” and below 290 pounds.
This pulls a fine line between these two chairs, meaning that the Titan is taller, broader and deeper. But what about the biggest of gamers out there?
Fortunately, Secretlab hasn’t failed. Among the “50” different styles of chairs that Secretlab proudly celebrates, they can be classed in three sections:
- Secretlab Omega: 5’3” to 5’11” and below 240 pounds.
- Secretlab Titan: 5’9” to 6’10” and below 290 pounds.
- Secretlab TitanXL: 5’11” to 6’10” in height up to 390 pounds
Standard gaming chairs are sadly known to be preys of durability and abrasion. After years or even months of usage, the chair starts to wither away, and the structural integrity lessens. Gamers are known to be aggressive in their daily pursuits in front of the screen, and having a chair that isn’t durable, just doesn’t make sense.
And so to combat this issue, Secretlabs have implemented their exclusive ‘Secretlab PRIME 2.0 PU Leather’ amongst the Omega and the Titan line. This addition to both chairs has been engineered to be four times more durable than regular PU leather. With this improved upholstery, both chairs greatly exceed the industry standard for flexing and abrasion resistance, all of which whilst still retaining the brand’s signature plush feel.
Despite having an addition for better resistance and durability, the chairs still maintain a pleasant appeal and an easing sit which only adds more value to the price range that they have provided.
The ergonomic support of a gaming chair is imperative towards day-to-day use. Having a solid, comfortable and stable ergonomic sitting during gaming or other work-related tasks, is a long-term benefactor.
When I asked people in their 40’s if how they seated in their 20s were ergonomic, they replied with a firm no and later confessed to wishing that they cared about their backs more. As a gamer spending more than 3 hours seated, it is essential to realise how crucial it is to have the correct posture.
This is where Titan comes into play with its new additions. Firstly, it features the newly integrated adjustable lumbar support, built into the backrest of the chair itself. Adjusting the lumbar support to suit your preference is as easy as turning the knob on the side of the backrest, giving you all the support for your back, without the need for a separate cushion. It also implements a full-length backrest recline should you feel tired and require a quick power nap. It’s easy, simple and life-changing in the long run.
Sadly, Omega doesn’t include these features, making Titan the clear winner in this race.
One of the primary features a user is looking for in a gaming chair is comfortability. When you’re playing that new Call of Duty game, you want to be able to stay there for hours without feeling irritated, right?
Standard gaming chairs on the market implement necessary additions, including a lumbar pillow, head pillow and so forth. Secretlab stepped foot into the market with their release of the Omega with the same mindset, making it not so unique compared to the rest.
Don’t get me wrong; the Omega is still a reasonably comfortable chair that is listed for its price point (a topic we’ll discuss later). Yet, the Titan was designed with greater comfortability ideals in mind. What separates the Titan from the Omega are three significant upgrades, including, levelled seat base, narrower seating arrangements, and integrated adjustable lumbar support which not only increases the amount of comfortability a user receives but also improves the upholstery and durability of the chair.
A real gamer who sits for more than two hours knows how nice it is to have a comfortable arrangement. It is much more productive, efficient and reduces the chances of your body to ache. And having Titan be more comfortable than Omega, it’s a no-brainer people invest more money into a better experience.
Also note that since the Titan has a narrower framework, it is usually recommended for guys. Omega, on the other hand, has a slightly wider one, in contrast, leaving it ideal for women to use.
One of the determining factors of whether or not you’re going to buy something is heavily reliant on the pricing. If it’s too much, it’s no-go.
The average price of a gaming chair is listed at around $250. Secretlab Omega is priced at about $359. And the Secretlab Titan is $399. Do the math, and we can see that the Omega is $40 or a near 10% cheaper than the Titan. The Omega takes it home with the price-tag.
If you’re someone who thinks $40 is a significant difference, by all means, the Omega is the one for you. However, by investing that marginal amount in something with a levelled seat base, integrated adjustable lumbar support, better comfortability and proper sitting ergonomics, it can prove to be the bang for your buck in the longer run.
Both the Secretlab Omega and Titan are phenomenal chairs; each equipped with their unique capabilities and points. The difference, however, lies between your preferences. Through the due diligence of the comparison, the Titan takes it home with a 3:1 win. But that need not decide your decision in choosing either one of the two.
If you’re someone who prioritizes a bigger, comfortable, ergonomic and more immersive chair, the Titan is the right one for you. With their added integrated adjustable lumbar system, full-length backrest reclines and levelled seat base; users are not disappointed with their purchase.
But if you’re someone who looks to expect somewhat of a similar experience but at a price $40 less than the Titan and a broader framework, than the Omega is the right one for you. It all starts with the chair. So, the next time you’re gaming or sipping on a coffee while watching a live stream, sink back into your chair. Who knows? Maybe you can join in on the Titan-Omega battle.