X Rocker 5172801 Vibe 2.1 Gaming Chair Review

X Rocker 5172801 Vibe 2.1 Gaming Chair black and red finish

Floor Rocker gaming chairs are controversial. You will either totally love a floor rocker or not like it at all. It all depends on your needs. If you are a professional console gamer or you want a rocker where you sit to relax, read or watch TV. Then the X rocker 5172801 Vibe 2.1 is the gaming chair for you. 

The X Rocker 5172801 gaming chair brings a whole vibe that you will love. It is easy to assemble, offers Bluetooth sound connectivity, foldable for easy storage, and has an integrated subwoofer system. And, as a mid-range priced gaming chair, you will not have to spend a fortune to make this whole vibe your own. 

The X Rocker 5172801 Vibe 2.1 Bluetooth gaming chair is only available in red and black finishes. We think the finish looks great on the chair. However, if you do not like this color combination you can opt for other rocker gaming chairs with speakers from X Rocker. For instance, the X Rocker Surge 5172601 and x rocker 5143601 II SE gaming chair.

Also, if you have tried floor gaming chairs before and do not like them. But still, want the X rocker experience, how about a pedestal gaming chair with speakers? Like the X Rocker 5127401 II SE gaming chair? There are many models and designs to suit your preferences. 

This X Rocker 5172801 vibe 2.1 gaming chair review aims to answer all the pertinent questions you might have. About investing in this particular model. We will feature all aspects that are important to you like comfort, adjustability, ergonomics, and many others. 

Features and Specifications

  • Chair dimensions: 
  • Maximum recommended weight: 275 lbs
  • Cover material: leather and fabric
  • Fixed, upholstered arms
  • Floor, rocker gaming chair
  • Comes with two immersive speakers and a subwoofer
  • Has vibrational motors that provide vibrations that sync with the audio
  • Wireless Bluetooth connectivity

Is the X Rocker Vibe 2.1 Bluetooth gaming chair comfortable?

The biggest complaint from people who dislike floor rockers is about the design. The other floor rockers available in the market have a cupped-like design that forces you to stay cupped inside the chair for it to stay upright. This is not the case with the X-rocker 5172801 gaming chair. 

X Rocker has over the years perfected the art of making floor rocker gaming chairs. And it shows with all their models. Their chairs are very well-balanced and stay in place even when you lean back. That is not the case with many other rockers available in the market. 

The chair is also a bit higher up than you would imagine. Since it sits about 7 inches above the floor. This height is perfect for most teens and adults. Because it allows you to stretch your legs or fold them without getting uncomfortable. However, it is important to note that getting on and off the chair can still be a problem for some people. 

The padding is thick and the chair almost feels like your couch. Yes, it is that comfortable. The music or sounds coming right off the headrest and the vibrations might be the only reminder for you that you are not on your couch. 

The chair is upholstered using leather on the sides and mesh fabric on the seat and backrest. Seriously, you will not feel the difference even when you have been seated on the chair for several hours. Thanks to the high breathability of the material. It wicks sweat and moisture off your body and allows your skin to breathe. 

Adjustability and ergonomics

Adjustability, as you would expect with a rocker floor chair it is not much with the X Rocker vibe 2.1 Bluetooth gaming chair rocker 5172801. You are limited on how you can customize the chair to suit your needs. The arms are fixed on the sides and the chair doesn’t recline. This is not a big issue though because you will be seated on the floor. And rocking the chair back and forth when you want to. 

The lack of the usual adjustability options as compared to conventional office chairs does not mean that this X-Rocker floor gaming chair is not comfortable. On the contrary, the chair is designed with ergonomics in mind. The frame is curved in a way that it aligns with your body while ensuring you sit in the right posture. The seat also ensures your hips are properly positioned for optimal comfort. 

Premier music system

The 5172801 is a rocker gaming chair with speakers. There are two speakers located just below the headrest at the back of the chair. These speakers produce high-quality sound for gaming and listening to music. However, I found the quality a bit low when watching movies.

The controls are near and easy to reach right on the side of the chair. From this control panel, you can change the volume and even adjust the vibrations to your liking. Also, on the side panel, you get access to the 3mm ports where you can connect your consoles and other devices through cables. 

Most modern audio devices come with Bluetooth. And the X Rocker 2.1 gaming chair makes it easy for you to connect with those devices. The 2.1 Bluetooth transmitter is integrated into the chair. And automatically connects to your audio devices if you want to get sound from the chair. 

One of the most impressive features though is the integrated open-ported subwoofer on the back of the chair. The chair has additional vibration motors that sync with the bass of the chair. To produce good vibrations that rock your body as the sound is playing. Actually, most people enjoy the calming effect of the vibrations since they immerse you in your gaming session. While also subtly massaging your body. 

You can easily control the vibrations, again from the side control panel. You can add or decrease the intensity of the vibrations to your liking. This puts the vibration motors into action and the seat becomes even more immersive and enjoyable regardless of what you are doing. 

  • The design is foldable for easy transportation and storage
  • The chair is pretty easy to install as only the armrests need to be fixed
  • Ergonomic design ensures you are comfortable 
  • The chair is highly versatile as compared to desk gaming chairs
  • It doesn’t come with all the cables needed to connect to consoles

Final Verdict

The X Rocker Vibe 2.1 Bluetooth gaming chair is a great gaming chair for a multitude of uses. If you want a highly versatile gaming chair for the console that you can also take outside to relax or read then this is the one for you. 

The chair is quite comfortable and the foldable, easy-to-carry design allows you to enjoy the chair anywhere or store it away when not in need. We highly recommend this chair to anyone interested in a console gaming chair with speakers. Whether you are a full-time or part-time gamer, this chair will definitely serve you well.