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MX Brown owner - should I give Red a go?

post #1 of 7
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Hey,

Currently using the Durandal G1NL MX-Brown w/ red LEDs, very happy with it.
I play and type quite a lot, though not on-line usually, so the more 'typist' orientation of the brown hasn't bothered me so far - very happy with the brown switches.

There is a black friday sale at Max Keyboards that's really tempting - anyone shopping for a mech should check them out (100$ for one plus lots of freebies). Anyway, I've been wondering how the red/black switches would feel like for me, since the brown is my first experience with a mech.

Is it worth spending the 150$ on it (shipping outside US)?

I could always sell one of the keyboards 2nd hand when I decide which I prefer, but not sure if trying out a different switch is worth all the trouble.

Would appreciate your opinions thumb.gif
post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by templar View Post

Currently using the Durandal G1NL MX-Brown w/ red LEDs, very happy with it.

I suggest sticking with Browns. Reason quoted above. If you can't resist the mechanical kb itch, go to a shop to tryout reds before buying.
     
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came here to make a similar post. im using a ducky shine with browns. its nice, but am looking for a 75% board and thinking of getting reds. i just need someone to describe to me what its like pressing the red buttons in gaming situations (compared to browns). i have a Vortex KBT RACE in mind for a the board im getting.
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I use a xarmor u9bls brown and love it. I was curious to try a linear so i went with a choc mini red. Ebayed it after only a few hours spending on the thing. Im not heavy handed but the keys feel so weak. I might try black switches one day but im content with my current keyboard.

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I have a Nighthawk X8, and I think that buying Reds is not gonna make that much of a difference. I can hardly feel the tactile response from the Browns, so it shouldnt be a big difference with Reds, they might be a bit smoother then.
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thanks for all the comments guys, i think you're right - i do love the clicky-tactile feel of the browns, so should prob just stick with what i got.

have any of you tried a blue and prefer it over the browns? from what i understand it's the 'true' clicky switch
post #7 of 7
Personally I own a Das Keyboard mx brown then got a Filco mx red after. Initially I thought brown feel fairly linear already so red shouldn't feel too different right? Nope that's not true it's still quite different. Here's my impression:

Right off the bat red feels nice to type on but feels less "accurate" because there's no bump so you kind of just "glides" over switches. So you tend to make more typos compare to brown and feel less "sure" of your keystrokes.

BUT at the same time right off the bat bat red feels amazing to game on. On the contrary brown feels scratchy if you spam the key a lot.

Over time (roughly 1 month for me) you get used to typing on red, then it start to feel more effortless to type on compare to brown. Because there's no bump so if you have enough control then you can type faster than browns.

Now I can't say if I like typing better on red or brown, but I definitely like gaming better on red. Overall I enjoy both equally so I'd really suggest you guys to try one to find out.

One way I'd describe red is like driving manual, and brown is like driving on auto. Brown is comfy and easy to get used to. Red on the other hand might take some time to get used to, but once you get used to it it's amazing to use.
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