In a Nutshell:
The Titan Quantum is an amazing chair for the money—well-rounded and packed with features you’ll love. It’s provisionally recommended for anyone weighing up to 260 pounds.
Overall Massage Quality
Ease of Use
Value for the Money
Are you on a budget? Are you looking for a massage chair that’s loaded with features that will help make you feel better and save you the inconvenience of having to make frequent trips to your local chiropractor?
If you answered yes to either or both of those questions, then you’re going to love what you read in this—our Titan Quantum review.
If you’re not familiar with the Titan name, you’re not alone. The brand is a subsidiary of Osaki, one of the biggest names in the massage chair industry.
The Titan brand tends to be less consistent than Osaki’s main products, which are consistently good.
With Titan, it’s a bit more hit or miss, and some of their designs are quite narrowly targeted. This model, however, is absolutely superb.
In the sections that follow, we’ll step you through everything the Quantum has to offer, and even if you ultimately decide it’s not the chair you’re looking for, we think you’ll agree and be impressed. Let’s take a closer look.
An Overview Of The Titan 3D Quantum Massage Chair
Aesthetically, the Titan’s design team didn’t take any chances. This chair looks a lot like most of the other massage chairs on the market today. It’s not ugly by any means, but also, it makes no attempt to hide its true nature.
Assuming you’re okay with the overall aesthetic, if you want one, you can order yours in either black, brown, or taupe, which should make color-matching with the rest of your furniture a fairly simple proposition.
Be aware, however, that this is a fairly sizeable piece of furniture, with a footprint that measures 55″ L x 30″ W x 43 “H when upright and 65″ L x 30” W x 35 “H when fully reclined, which is to say that it may be a bit of a challenge to find a place to put this chair if you’ve got smaller rooms in your home.
On the other hand, it’s designed with space-saving technology, so you’ll only need 3″ of space between the back of the seat and whatever wall you decide to place it near, which should help some.
Also, be aware that the Quantum weighs in at a hefty 249 pounds, so you’ll either want to pay a little extra for White Glove service to have someone come put it where you want it or have a couple of friends on standby for the day the chair arrives at your door. It’s definitely not something you’ll want to try and put into position on your own!
The last thing to mention before we move on is the fact that the Quantum only supports 260 pounds of user weight. That’s significantly below the informal average of 300 pounds.
If you weigh less than that, you won’t have an issue with it at all, but if you happen to weigh more (and many people do), then it’s going to be an outright dealbreaker no matter how much you may like its feature set.
The Titan Quantum 3D Doesn’t Cut Corners Where Core Technology Is Concerned
We consider this to be a surprisingly strong component of our Titan Quantum review. Normally in chairs offered at this price range, you see a lot of corners cut when it comes to core technologies—2D tracks instead of 3D, fewer rollers, no body scanning tech, and the like.
The Quantum doesn’t do any of that. You’ll find a delightfully long SL track paired with quad rollers, which allows the rollers to massage you from your neck to the backs of your thighs. After that, the airbags in the leg massage ports take over and complete the rest of the full body massage.
In addition to that, the Quantum does indeed boast body scanning technology, which adjusts the position of the rollers automatically before your massage begins to ensure that they hit your pressure points.
In the rare instances when the technology fails, you’ll find controls on the remote that allow you to make manual adjustments as needed, which ensures that you’ll always get a world-class massage.
Speaking of the remote, though, it’s wired. That is a minor complaint, but it’s worth mentioning. Wired remotes seem a little old-school, but it’s certainly not something that will be a dealbreaker for most folks.
The big thing to talk about here is the fact that this chair responds to voice commands! Many of Titan’s other models feature a secondary control panel built into one of the chair arms, but this one foregoes that, using voice activation in its place.
While it’s not perfect and somewhat limited, it does allow you to control many of the chair’s most commonly used features. The voice commands that the chair recognizes are as follows:
We’ve seen significantly more expensive chairs with voice activation that don’t have nearly as many commands, so this is impressive indeed. Kudos to Titan for really going the extra mile here.
The Titan Quantum Massage Chair Offers An Incredible Number of Options
This is one of the strongest components of our Titan Quantum review. Honestly, given the modest price of the chair, the number of options on offer here blow us away.
Let’s start by looking at basic massage techniques. We find the following available:
If you count the two 3D variants as separate techniques—and the Quantum’s design team does—you arrive at their count of seven different techniques.
We’d only count it as six, but that’s a quibble, so we’ll use their method of accounting and call it seven.
Except for the two 3D variants, this is the standard list of massage techniques you find available on most of the massage chairs on the market today.
The 3D techniques give the chair two variations of deep tissue massage, which has genuine therapeutic benefits and is an excellent addition to the chair’s overall set of features.
In terms of pre-programmed massage routines, you’ll find a staggering fifteen on this chair. At this price point, that’s almost unheard of, and there are some really exceptional routines here. The complete list is as follows:
There’s something for everyone on this list, but for us, the big headline is the body stretch routine.
This is the massage chair equivalent of the “chiropractic adjustment” you get when you pay your local chiropractor a visit. It’s not the industry’s best body stretch, but it is very good and is another excellent, well-implemented therapeutic feature.
You’ll definitely enjoy exploring the various built-in options and experimenting to see which ones you like best.
Of course, if you wish, you can put the chair in manual mode and create your own highly customized massage.
If you do that, you’ll find a lot of raw materials and ingredients to work with, including three speed adjustments and three 3D adjustments, which increase massage intensity. These can, of course, also be used to modify the pre-programmed routines.
In addition to that, the Quantum offers both spot and partial massage modes, and when you’re designing your customized massage routines, you can specify upper back, lower back, or full back, depending on what your needs are.
That is superb and gives you all sorts of options for personalizing and customizing the massage experience you get from this chair.
Three Different Zero-G Seating Options On Offer
Zero-G seating is a great feature, only offered on about half the massage chairs on the market today.
In addition to leaving the person sitting in the chair with a feeling of weightlessness, it is both a powerful therapeutic feature in its own right and a “helper” feature that augments the already excellent massage quality.
In terms of therapeutic benefits, Zero-G helps lower blood pressure, improve circulation, and even facilitate post-surgical healing and recovery. But on top of that, it can also be used to increase massage intensity nominally.
To do that, just put the chair in one of the three offered Zero-G seating positions before your massage begins. Your body’s weight will press you more firmly against the rollers, increasing the depth and intensity of whatever massage you’ve ordered.
We’re less than thrilled with the way the feature was implemented, but that’s honestly a minor complaint. There’s only one Zero-G button, and you have to press it repeatedly to cycle through the various options.
There are better ways to do it, but it’s not horrible.
This is yet another very strong component of our Titan Quantum massage chair review. Only about half the chairs on the market today offer heat, most of which only offer lumbar heat.
That’s what we were expecting to see on the Quantum. Still, again, the design team pleasantly surprised us because, in addition to lumbar heat, you’ll also find heating coils in the upper section of the leg massage ports so that your calves get the benefits of soothing heat while they’re being massaged.
We’ll have more to say about that a little later in this review. For now, it’s enough to say that this is exceptional and more than we expected on a chair offered at this price point.
A Good But Not Exceptional Air Massage
We’d rate this an average to slightly above average component of our Titan Quantum review. We sense that the airbags’ main purpose here is to render the calf and foot massage and to support the body stretch routine, but even if that’s the case, the air massage is by no means bad.
Featuring 24 air cells strategically placed in the chair, the air massage can be customized via the remote through three different intensity settings. Even better, if you don’t want the full air treatment, you can selectively activate airbags, choosing between upper air, lower air, or full air, which is a nice touch.
With slightly more airbags than average for a chair at this price point and competent implementation, we’ll call this a good feature that falls short of true greatness.
An Exceptional Calf and Foot Massage
We already touched on this briefly, but let us just take a moment to sing the Quantum’s praises.
The calf and foot massage is excellent. This is because a combination of airbags and heat renders the calf massage, and the foot massage is rendered by a combination of airbags and sole rollers.
It feels amazing.
Sure, sure, we would love to have seen heat in the entire footwell, and it would have been even better to have both rollers and airbags for the calf portion of the massage, but if they had implemented both of those, then the price of the chair would have invariably been higher, so this is a very good middle ground.
Even without the additional enhancements we just mentioned, this is hands down the best feature of the chair, and if you suffer from chronic pain in your legs and feet, it will probably wind up being your favorite feature.
We’ll even go so far as to say that this feature is strong enough to make the Quantum worth buying on the strength of the calf and foot massage alone. It’s that good.
A Trio of High-Value Extras Too!
So far, we’ve been mostly singing the praises of the Quantum’s design, and we’re going to continue that trend here. We honestly weren’t expecting much, if anything, in the way of extras, given the other strong features this chair brings to the table.
Once again, though, the Quantum’s design team surprised us.
You’ll find Bluetooth speakers, a massage timer, and memory slots on offer here. All three are superb.
The speakers allow you to sync your phone to them and listen to your favorite music or catch up on your podcasts while enjoying a relaxing massage.
The timer allows you to change the massage duration from a default of 20 minutes, in either five or ten-minute increments, up or down to a floor value of five minutes and to an absolute maximum of forty minutes.
We love it.
Finally, the memory slots are a fantastic addition. There are three of these, giving you the ability to custom-create your highly personalized massage routine and save it for later one-touch recall.
If you’re the only person in your house who uses the chair, you can save several, or if you live with others and they use the chair too, you and two others can create custom routines.
Given the number of customization options available, this is a very nice touch indeed.
Pros & Cons of Titan Quantum Massage Chair
The Titan Quantum is a very strong design with few weaknesses. Although we have some minor complaints about the way some of the features were implemented, on the whole, the only real weak point in the design is the modest weight limit.
Unfortunately, that’s a big one that definitely limits the appeal and potential market size for the chair.
Titan has made a number of good models, but they make relatively few chairs we can honestly say we love.
This is an exception. We love the Quantum! It packs a tremendous number of features into a deliciously low-priced chair. We recommend it.
Other Options To Consider
If you’ve read to the end of this Titan Quantum Review and you’re not convinced that this is the massage chair for you, here are a couple of other options you may want to consider:
Forever Rest is an off-brand, so you may not have heard of them before just now.
Assuming you’re comfortable with the notion of buying an off-brand chair, this one is almost freakishly good and so attractively priced that it would be a tragedy not to draw your attention to it. It has a different feature set, and you may find it more closely aligned with your specific needs.
We’re mentioning this one for two reasons. First, Kahuna is one of the best companies in the massage chair industry. And second, if the modest weight limit is why you’re unable to grab a Quantum, this one may be rugged enough to support you.
Kahuna chairs tend to be loaded with hard-hitting features, and most of their chairs sport body stretching, which Kahuna does better than anyone. This model is well worth a look!
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
- Titan Massage Chair, Official Brand Website.
- Titan 3D Quantum Massage Chair User Manual
- Heat or Cold for Chronic Muscle Pain?, Everyday Health.
- Is Massage Good for You, or Does It Just Feel Nice?, CNN.
- Can Foot Reflexology Be a Complementary Therapy for Sleep Disturbances?, Wiley Online Library.