browns and whites imo would be the closest to blues without the sounds, i've tried red and they feel very nice, what ive found is that blues are terrible for double tapping, so when playing sc2 where you have to double tap your control groups for the camera to go to that position, its a massive difference from my friends red switches, blues are good for typing but when you whaling on ur keys, not so good.
here's a guide to the key switches http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide
its very good i wish i had read that before buying my keyboard, it explains how each switch works along with .gifs that illustrate how each keystroke works
but my advice go out to a local store and ask if u can try them out
because they all feel different and what it come down to is personal preference.
one more thing all mechanical keyboards are noisy to some extent Edited by SilencedsTomasz - 12/17/12 at 2:28am