OK, I’ve had the seats for about three hours now and they are great! The leather is super soft, but not soft enough that you’d be concerned that it would tear. Its an odd feeling as its supple under your hand yet tough enough that people can just plop down in the seat and you wouldn’t be worried.
They are really comfortable. They are not firm, not sure what that other person was talking about. The seat is more springy than firm to me. I hated my previous seats because you would sink into the cushions and it became uncomfortable. These are springy and have just enough give to be cozy. The seats are plenty wide, so unless you’re 500lbs I think you’ll fit just fine.
The reclining mechanism is really smooth and quiet and what I like most is that as you recline your butt doesn’t slide forward. The seat portion has a slight rearward incline bias which keeps your bottom firmly planted in the “Butt portion” of the seat. I have another reclining seat and its horrible as the more you recline, the more you slide forward. These don’t do that thankfully.
The headsets are manually adjustable only, not a big deal. They click as you adjust them. They do not have a hard stop so if you go all the way up the headrest comes out. So when you want to move them remember not to hold them by the headrest.
The lights are activated by a button by the recline buttons, which are all metal and so far work great. I like that the lights aren’t on all the time. There is also a USB port there next to those buttons so you can charge your tablet. A good thing about the lights is that they aren’t super bright on the cup holder or buttons. In fact the other buttons are not lit at all *thank you Octane*. I find those lights on other seats super annoying. It bright enough when the cup holder is in that you can find the cup holder, but won’t distract you. The cup holders are super easy to get out for cleaning and are made of aluminum, not plastic.
The table is a simple, good quality table that attaches to the metal insert grommet on either side of the chair. Nice quality and gets the job done. Its not large so you won’t be eating a 4 course meal on it but it’s definitely big enough for a bag of popcorn and a soda. Just FYI, the table does not have a lip to keep sliding stuff from falling off, so in case you bump the table realize that stuff is going to slide off.
The small headrests are a revelation! I am coming from theater recliners with the wide poofy headrest and never liked the cocoon nature of these chairs. I never used that entire headrest and it does block the sound from your rear channels. These headrest are completely unobtrusive for the most part and your rear height and rear channels will definitely be clearer for sure.
Finally, and this is completely subjective, these are the best looking theater seats being sold today. This of course is my opinion, YMMV. They look modern with clean, classy lines. They are large chairs but don’t looks large. Its like the Porsche 911 sports car of home theater chairs. Again, this is my opinion only. They fit in nicely with my humble home theater decor.
Just an FYI, I am not a large person, maybe 5’8” and with the seat in its down position my soles of my feet just barely touch the ground, so these are large seats, their clean lines kind of hide their size. So those of you shorter than I will have the little kid syndrome as your legs dangle LOL.
IMO these seats are worth the asking price for their comfort and stunning looks. Here are some photos of my humble home theater and game room and how the Vipers fit in.
This was the original concept rendering