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Wondering the same thing. I'm debating ordering a bag of those orings.
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i use the 0.4mm blues. it effects....

the stroke length to JUST below activation so its way nicer than bottoming out

also removes the bottoming out sound by id say roughly 80% db
    
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Originally Posted by Rayleyne View Post

You know, I'm fine with people being happy with what they like, But i have never seen nor found evidence that states Mechanical keyboards are better then membrane keyboards, Especialy since both feel the same to type on and membranes are quieter, Not to mention all my membrane keyboards work and have worked perfectly fine through literal hell.

You didn't find anything because you didn't look anywhere.

a) Mech switches last like 10x the average ruber dome.

b) They feel A LOT DIFFERENT (and if you say you don't, you either have never tried them... or you have no sensitivity on your fingers. Either way).

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I'm with you on that. That's why I didn't spend tons on my first mech keyboard. If it uses the same switches, shouldn't it feel the same?

Not really. There are certain things that affect the feedback of the keyboards, which are:

a) The type of stabilizers.
b) The type of keycaps: material and thickness.
c) Whether the switches are plate mounted or pcb mounted.

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thats what i was trying to say the blacks are the best and can be silent with rubber o ring bumpers. adding the bumpers not only dampens the sound to almost nothing but also restricts the switch from going all the way down and stops at the actuation point.

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/cherry-mx-rubber-switch-dampeners.html

There is no best nor worst. Its a matter of preference.

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J/W. Does anybody use dampeners? Do you feel it affects the mechanical keyboard feel?
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Wondering the same thing. I'm debating ordering a bag of those orings.

In fact, they change a LOT the feedback, although it varies a lot whether you are using linear or tactile switches. On tactile switches its impossible not to bottom out when typing at a decent speed... and thus the o-rings prevent a ton of noise. At the same time they change the last part of the switch feedback (which I didn't like), but its a trade-off. On linear swtiches they make it a tad more silent... and the feedback doesn't change that much.

Its, again, a matter of preference. Of course, should you need to type silently you will have no choice...
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I have about a week on my quick fire tk now. I'll never by a membrane keyboard again. I love this thing. Theswitches are incredibly smooth, they engage as soon as you touch them, the bottoming out isn't bad unless your mashing on them. I began installing the wasd red orings and I'm in love all over again. Making the keys nice and quiet with no need to slam on them, its everything I could ask for. It does have cherry stabilizers I believe but so far I'm OK with that. I believe they are mounted to a steel plate because I know the board has a steel plate in it, the key caps are slightly rubberized which is awesome. All around I am stoked.
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