Mavix M9 Review: One of the Best Gaming Chairs Money Can Buy
The Mavix M9 represents the luxury car of the gaming chair market. It’s certainly not something that any typical gamer needs, but it could easily be seen as a status symbol the same way a Mercedes Benz is in the world of automobiles. It’s something that gamers haven’t seen before, a chair built with the same mindset as luxury furniture, yet is still aimed at power users who aim to be on their computers more than 10 hours a day.
It has a price tag to match that pedigree, too. At $999, it’s one of the most expensive computer chairs and easily the most expensive gaming chair on the market. There’s a lot to love about the Mavix M9 chair and only a few things that might turn some people away from opening their wallets.
Let’s get into it our Mavix M9 chair review.
Mavix M9: The Pros vs. The Cons
- Very comfortable
- Breathable in all the right places
- Wheel locks
- Adjustable armrests
- High-quality material for everything except the armrests
- Rolls well and easily
- Adjustable lumbar support
- High price tag
- Armrest material could be better
Mavix M9: The Pros
The first thing I was struck by when I sat down in the Mavix M9 chair is that it’s exceptionally comfortable. For a gaming chair that costs $999, it better be, right? However, it wasn’t just the plush that you might expect in a high-end computer chair that your daddy might have in his office. No, the memory foam and gel combination gave it just enough to where you feel supported and comfortable, but not so much that you immediately sink into the chair, never to return from the void.
This is one of the most comfortable chairs I’ve ever sat in, and after working in esports for nearly a decade, I’ve sat in pretty much every brand’s “gaming chair” at least once. This is the best experience I’ve had in class and probably only will be surpassed once more traditional chair companies realize there’s money to be made in this class.
The wheels are a desk jockey’s dream. They roll smoothly, but not so easy that a slight shift in your seat causes the chair to move. If you’re on tile, the wheels lock pretty quickly, with the front three easy to hit with your feet while seated, no tools required. We tested rolling around in the chair in the office. It rolled well on both carpet and tile, meaning this chair would be ideal for moving around your office, being raced around the office, or just seated at your desk. We weren’t able to test it on any thicker carpeting, as you might see in a residence, but given how easily it rolls, it should be good. Besides, you really should invest in a mat for your desk, so you protect your carpet anyway.
This chair’s material is perhaps some of the most high quality we’ve seen in a gaming chair. Mavix calls this fabric Advanced Tensile Recovery (ATR), multilayered woven nylon that is both responsive and supportive. It provides more give and spring than traditional fabrics and breathes like a mesh.
Something else we liked about this chair is that it has an adjustable backrest, so far as height goes, so you can move it to where your back needs the most support when seated, and is especially helpful if you are exceptionally tall or short. Most chairs have a one size fits all mentality, and it’s nice to see when you’re shelling out the extra money for this chair. That said, the ergonomics of this chair are also impressive. I sit at my office chair for roughly 45 hours a week and didn’t experience the want to shift and stretch out my back as I usually would in my other gaming chairs.
Mavix M9: The Cons
Honestly, there’s not much to dislike about this chair, aside from the high price tag; $999 is a lot to pay for a gaming chair. While the $55 a month option from Affirm might make it more affordable for the average gamer, this is still a high price to pay and more expensive than some high-end graphics cards.
There are only a few other things to note, which are relatively minor. It’s hard to reach some of the levers to adjust the chair, particularly the back position if you have short arms. Also, the armrest material leaves something to be desired. While it’s higher quality than your typical gaming chair and does have more give than hard plastic, it’s not as plush as one might expect. Surprisingly, it doesn’t offer the same sort of material cushioning as the seat, but this is a small gripe.
Overall, this chair is perfect if you’ve got some money to spend. If you like our review on the Mavix M9 chair, it’s available for $999 on their website, where they offer a variety of shipping options, as well as colors.