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I would say go with browns or blacks.
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post #32 of 57
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The DK9008 is a good option then.

Filco's would also be a good option, but I would avoid the Majestouch 2 as they tend to to make a "ping" noise. It seems rather common, though my M2 doesn't have this issue.

Here's a helpful link as to where to go and what's available.
I picked up my second Filco Linear R board yesterday along with this Realforce board, and the Filco Linear R pinged. The first one I purchased didn't, and now this second one does. I purchased the second one for my wife, but it will be going back. I think Ripsters theory of sound transfer by the springs has some merit to it, although it seems the sound is just amplified by the springs. It starts with the board underneath.

But, it happens with Filco's and or all boards. Maybe people are getting more picky, and maybe this has been happening forever. But, it isn't something you want on your board. Realforce > Cherry anyways.
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OP: I have an incoming Filco Majestouch 2 fullsize w/ MX-Browns. It should be here tomorrow. I'd be happy to let you know my thoughts. Coming from someone who hasn't used a mechanical in 20 years (been using rubber domes, Apple chiclets, etc). So I'm a average real world joe-schmoe (read: newbie) and could give you some feedback once the keyboard arrives, if you're willing to wait til this weekend to order (you won't get it any faster ordering today anyway).
 
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post #34 of 57
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OP: I have an incoming Filco Majestouch 2 fullsize w/ MX-Browns. It should be here tomorrow. I'd be happy to let you know my thoughts. Coming from someone who hasn't used a mechanical in 20 years (been using rubber domes, Apple chiclets, etc). So I'm a average real world joe-schmoe (read: newbie) and could give you some feedback once the keyboard arrives, if you're willing to wait til this weekend to order (you won't get it any faster ordering today anyway).
I got the same thing in Tenkeyless a week or so ago, haven't used mechanicals in about the same amount of time.

Mine pings, but it's just how I remember mechanicals being, so I don't know what the problem is, lol.
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Browns kind of sit in the middle of Blues and Blacks, Blacks are considered the best for gaming, but are pretty bad for typing and can lead to a lot of mistakes.

I have some browns in my board, and I really like it. Incredibly fast for gaming, and typing feels like perfection.
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Browns kind of sit in the middle of Blues and Blacks, Blacks are considered the best for gaming, but are pretty bad for typing and can lead to a lot of mistakes.

I have some browns in my board, and I really like it. Incredibly fast for gaming, and typing feels like perfection.
That was my understanding as well, and led to my decision to go with Browns. We'll see if my experience is the same as yours, when the board comes in.
 
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post #37 of 57
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I picked up my second Filco Linear R board yesterday along with this Realforce board, and the Filco Linear R pinged. The first one I purchased didn't, and now this second one does. I purchased the second one for my wife, but it will be going back. I think Ripsters theory of sound transfer by the springs has some merit to it, although it seems the sound is just amplified by the springs. It starts with the board underneath.

But, it happens with Filco's and or all boards. Maybe people are getting more picky, and maybe this has been happening forever. But, it isn't something you want on your board. Realforce > Cherry anyways.
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Mine pings, but it's just how I remember mechanicals being, so I don't know what the problem is, lol.
Certain switches are supposed to make a click or ping like noise. Though, the majority are not (only 3 switches out right now make a click/ping noise. Buckling Springs, MX-Blues, & Clicky Alps.)
MX-Browns, Reds, Blacks, & Clears are not supposed to make a ping or click noise.
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post #38 of 57
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Certain switches are supposed to make a click or ping like noise. Though, the majority are not (only 3 switches out right now make a click/ping noise. Buckling Springs, MX-Blues, & Clicky Alps.)
MX-Browns, Reds, Blacks, & Clears are not supposed to make a ping or click noise.
That's fine, but it just sounds like a mechanical keyboard to me!
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They still make a noise if you bottom out the key.
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They still make a noise if you bottom out the key.
Correct. Also "ping" is much more subjective than "click". Switches that are meant to click do so, but some keyboards ping more than others. If you get one that pings very loud, return it. Simple as that.
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