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I agree with this. I was being held back by the tactile bump and click from my blues. I'm also a really accurate typer, so when I switched to Reds it was like a dream come true. I really feel like my fingers are free to type as fast as they are physically able to now.

Exactly, reds are the best. I can't stand tactile bump, that's why I got rid of my blues. It actually tired my hands out, I can pretty lightly touch the reds and the key still registers, I don't have to bottom out at all, thats what I really like about them.
post #42 of 59
reds are bad for me, after going from rubber domes the reds were awful, i mistyped a lot and made me write slower, i swapped the keyboard with blues and it was perfect for me since i dont play that much games
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post #43 of 59
Red mostly is good for games. I can type with reds but I frequently make more mistakes with them compared to the browns

On a good day, I type faster with them without any errors. But very rarely.
post #44 of 59
like others have said, its all personal preference. Blues are awesome to type with, but don't mix well in a work setting as the tactile click can really get on peoples nerves.

As far as reds go, they are my favorite as I enjoy the light and linear actuation . Again, it all depends on the person. There's also a much larger world outside of blue/brown/red/black, so don't stop there if your looking for your ideal keyboard. Try grabbing an old IBM buckling spring board, as many prefer to type on those vs MX.
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post #45 of 59
Personally, after running through all the switches (man mech keyboards are an expensive hobby), I've fallen back in line to using browns (though really it's the only switch I really write about). It all comes down to personal preference, as has been noted repeatedly in past posts. I discovered I'm a light typist, so the actuation force for the blacks and even blues is just too much for me. I could definitely live with reds, though in the end after being acclimated to the tactile bump of the blues and browns, it just felt off not having that bump, though it was also that I'm actually pretty error prone. MX Red switches are fine for typing, so long as you've got a light touch and don't need that tactile bump, but if you're figuratively "fat-fingered", you might be better off going for browns.
post #46 of 59
Switches are purely personal preference.
I think reds are better for everything compared to blacks, browns, blues, and clears(these are the Cherry switches I have personally used, can't speak for the other switches), but there are plenty of people who would disagree with me.
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post #47 of 59
I found red switch too mushy for typing. Brown is better for typing and gaming.
post #48 of 59
browns suck for anything


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post #49 of 59
I like reds coming from blues and I type alot. . That clck became a nuisance quickly. Kinda like a "sports" exhaust on a car.

Don't know why they are not supposed to be good for typing but i find them very comfortable, being so light weight and linear. I was scared before I ordered but i like them alot.
post #50 of 59
Sorry for reviving this old thread. I have to say that out of all Cherry MX switches I love red the most for both gaming and typing. Browns are supposed to be the best all-rounder, but I bought a switch tester and found out that MX Browns are too scratchy/sandy and the bump is so muted it's annoying.

The typing experience on Gateron Brown is much better (smoother key travel, sharper bump) and I'd have it over MX Red, such a shame there aren't more Gateron Brown keyboards :/
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