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I have a few Newegg Gift Cards that I need to use, and I've been tempted by all these posts hailing the wonders of mechanical keyboards. I'm satisfied with my $15 Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 and its media keys right now, but I've also been eyeing the XArmor U9 MX Brown.

It's $79.99 on Newegg, and apparently MX Browns are way quieter than MX Blues? How do they compare to a generic rubber-dome keyboard in sound? And is $79.99 a good price for an entry-level mechanical keyboard? Will it get cheaper soon?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823330017
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There is no audible click when pressing down on browns but there is a tactile bump. Price for brown keyboards typically are ~$80 and up.
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This is a nice KB and has a great build quality thumb.gif
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On my keyboard (with browns) there is a a bit of click when my keys bottom out. If you're not as heavy-handed, I'd imagine the sound wouldn't be as loud. I'd say it's about the same volume as a rubber dome, maybe a tad louder. There's no sound from the switches themselves, though.
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This is a nice KB and has a great build quality thumb.gif
I'd like to keep the price as low as I can, and I also can't find any Leopolds on newegg.
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There is no audible click when pressing down on browns but there is a tactile bump. Price for brown keyboards typically are ~$80 and up.
Can you link to any other brown keyboards around the $80 range?
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On my keyboard (with browns) there is a a bit of click when my keys bottom out. If you're not as heavy-handed, I'd imagine the sound wouldn't be as loud. I'd say it's about the same volume as a rubber dome, maybe a tad louder. There's no sound from the switches themselves, though.
Thanks for the info about the sound levels!
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Here is a great video I usually mention to people who want a sound comparison to different switch types.
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Wasn't the OCN Ducky 1087 close to $80? Or I may be completely wrong. But you can definitely find used brown boards for ~80 i.e old Filco's/Das and etc.
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