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Heh smile.gif Sounds more and more I would like Browns. I'll have to start looking if I can find a place to test them some time. Otherwise just have to buy the samples

I love browns myself, although I have a Filco with reds simply because I found it way cheaper. The thing is, though, they are very very similar in feeling since they are both very light-action switches.
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I love browns myself, although I have a Filco with reds simply because I found it way cheaper. The thing is, though, they are very very similar in feeling since they are both very light-action switches.
Yeah, I didn't mind them being a bit light personally, so no prob for me. But as long as the Browns provide some hint of when you have activated the keys then I'm thinking they would be great. That would IMO offer way more... reliability for typing without bottoming out (which I still intend to do).

Damn, now I want a mech with MX Browns :/ Would have to wait for that, though, cost would be pretty high with wrist rest.
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Its terribly hard not to bottom out on mx brown, and the reasons are simple: once the switch activates, the force it makes disappears, and thus you will hit the bottom harder than with a linear switch.

At high speed my mx red is a lot less noisy than my mx brown. huuuge difference.
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Its terribly hard not to bottom out on mx brown, and the reasons are simple: once the switch activates, the force it makes disappears, and thus you will hit the bottom harder than with a linear switch.

At high speed my mx red is a lot less noisy than my mx brown. huuuge difference.
Thanks. We'll see, I'm going to try out Browns somehow before buying in any case. Probably the only way to be sure.
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Well, I don't have lots of spare money right now so it'd still be great if somebody was able to give some personal insight on MX Browns and if they are considerably better than for example Cherry SX for a person who doesn't like too big key travel?

I have Cherry MX Browns in my MaxKeyboard Semi-custom Nighthawk X8. As others have said keyboards are all about personal preference. MX Brown's are in my opinion the best compromise for Typing and Gaming which is pretty much all I use my keyboard for! I tried Blues which IMO sound like a squad of crabs running over sea shells when typing fast! Blacks which are excellent for Gaming but have a higher push weight than the Browns and I just didnt like the feel of the Reds. This is an excellent thread by Manyak (and updated by Tator Tot) have a read. http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide
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Some .2mm O-rings on my Browns made them just right because they are easy to bottom out when you first type with them until you develop a light touch.
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