Another great product from the X Rocker lineup is the 5172801 Ace Bayou Vibe Sound Chair. With its folding armrests and lightweight mobility, this chair is great for both traveling and the home environment. The first thing you’ll notice about the chair is the striking and fierce red and black design. Moreover, it’s notable that X Rocker chairs are known for being affordable for the gamer on a budget.
You won’t have to shell out hundreds of dollars for a gaming chair that provides comfort while you play. X-Rockers are known to keep budget gamers in mind while still providing the functionality and comfort delivered by high-end chairs at the cost of an arm and a leg. X Rocker chairs are also popular for having ease of access and customization built in with all their sound chairs. When you reach to your right while sitting on this chair, you’ll easily find the panel that enables you to control your volume and all the input outlets.
What’s unique about this Ace Bayou X Rocker gaming chair is that it more closely resembles a DXRacer chair in its design. This isn’t just in terms of looks. It makes for a much more ergonomic fit, which will keep gamers in the chair longer, intensely playing before the aches and pains start up. The mesh fabric on the backrest and seat will help keep you from overheating and wick your body heat away from your skin and into the chair.
The position is slightly different from that of most rockers as it doesn’t cup you in; rather, you sit in more or less an upright position. This is much better for your back, as well as enables you to keep your eyes at the same level as your monitor. The height of the armrests also helps with keeping you comfortable. They can even be lifted if you’d rather not have them in the way.
Assembly of the Ace Bayou X Rocker chair is very easy and can be completed by one person. In essence, you are really only putting on the armrests.
What to expect from the X Rocker Chair
Receiving an Ace Bayou X Rocker chair gives you unique moment. As it weighs about 26 lbs, the installation process is quite enjoyable compared to the more heavy-duty gaming chairs on offer today.
What’s impressive about this gaming chair is that it’s so simple to install that it’s crazy. As the chair is foldable, there isn’t much to assemble, except for the armrests. So, once you get this product, the only thing that you need to do is to take it out of the box, unfold it, and then proceed to install the armrests on the sides of the seat.
Although not so important, the first drawback that you’ll have to tolerate is the fact that color options are not a strong point for the chair. Unfortunately, the Ace Bayou X Rocker gaming chair has only one color option available, and that would a mix of black and red.
There are other color options but not for this chair model. You’d need to look into other chair models to have the chance to change the color. Honestly, after comparing prices and features, we came to the conclusion that this black and red chair is definitely a champ.
However, if the color is a no go for you, then bear in mind that apart from the chair model 5172801, you also have other options, such as the 5143601 Rocker chair, that comes in all black with silver armrests.
Now that you’ve assemble the chair, please pay attention to the right side of the gaming chair. There, you’ll find a control panel. This is probably the most important feature this chair can boast of, and we want you to take the most advantage out of it, because if it weren’t for this awesome control panel, then this chair wouldn’t be in this review.
Just imagine the possibility of feeling the music closer to you as you’re playing your favorite game. You have sensations that the chair makes you feel through vibrations and the joy that only an immersive experience offers. That’s what the Rocker chair aims for, and we have to confirm that it does a good job.
You can even plug in your headphones into the chair and have the option to hear the game music in a wireless way, or you can choose to just directly hear the tunes coming out of the chair. There is a volume and bass controller that will allow you to adjust the loudness and intensity with ease.
Something that we don’t like about the chair, in all honesty, is that because of the leather-like material, it gets hot after sitting for a while. If your intention is to play for up to three hours or a bit more, we would say it is totally fine. However, for longer than four hours or so, we warn you that it might not be so comfortable as the chair is not breathable enough for long gaming sessions.
You can disregard the previous advice if you happen to be in a cold environment because you will most likely appreciate some warmth from time to time. However, for our readers from Miami, Arizona, California, and other hot cities around the world, please be aware!
Features of the X Rocker Vibe Sound Chair
- A great chair for a multitude of different uses, including reading, watching television, simply relaxing, or playing video games, is the Ace Bayou X Rocker chair. There’s no one particular use that you’ll find this chair excels better at, as you’ll be comfortable doing them all.
It comes equipped with a built-in subwoofer and high-quality stereo sound for maximum immersion and enjoyment. That’s not all; the X Rocker 5172801 Ace Bayou Vibe also comes equipped with full 2.1 Bluetooth capability as well.
- If you’d like to play music from another device, simply plug it into one of the RCA outputs, and enjoy some high-quality surround sound with your favorite headphones, or simply let the music play from the speaker. If you want to listen to music from your smartphone, you can use the Bluetooth setting to wirelessly stream it to your chair.
- The seating position is ergonomic and allows you to maintain a healthy eye level with the monitor you’re playing games from. This is the perfect gaming chair for the console gamer at a floor level.
You would have easy to access controls, such as the volume and the bass, on the right-hand side.
- The Ace Bayou X Rocker only weighs 46 lbs upon shipping and can be folded for easy storage and mobility.
- The chair has the following dimensions: 23” x 14” by 17”. This allows a broad range of customers to sit in and enjoy this chair.
X-Rocker 5172801 Ace Bayou
- This chair has nice folding armrests and lightweight mobility.
- A couple of different users have reported that the cushion started to slightly sink in after prolonged use, but they had no complaints about the level of comfort provided.
- We wish the power cord were longer. At 4 feet, you have to position the chair close to the outlet, which is somewhat limiting.
Between the comfort and the sound, it provides, there’s no better chair for the budget gamer today than the Ace Bayou X Rocker chair.
Sound Quality – This Ace Bayou X Rocker comes with high-quality immersive sound through a speaker and subwoofer that will enhance the quality of your gaming experience. With the speakers situated behind your head instead of in front of you, you get a very immersive audio experience similar to surround sound at a theater. With the right settings, you can literally feel the sounds and music instead of just hearing them.
Comfort – This is a one-of-a-kind lineup of chairs from the X Rocker family, and comfort is simply superb. You can sit for extended periods of time without feeling the burn and without that sore feeling. You may notice that when you sit on other chairs for a long period of time, you have to constantly stand up, stretch, and shake off the deadweight in your legs and arms. You won’t have that problem with the X Rocker lineup of chairs because they were built for people who spend lengthy periods of time seated on a chair.
Mobility – The chair is super lightweight. In fact, it is so lightweight that even your children will be able to fold it up and move it to wherever they want. Given that it doesn’t have a pedestal as a base, it is very easy to carry around.
- Design - 8/108/10
- Comfort - 8.5/108.5/10
- Durability - 9/109/10
- Strength - 8/108/10