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Question to 'pure' typists: Are blues really needed?

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I wondered if the clicky sound is unneeded and it's mainly a fashion thing. Is the use of brown really worse? I'm not sarcastic btw, it's a pure question.
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This is going to be one of those things that's heavily opinionated and with no true correct answer.
Typically yes, blues are thought of as the best typing switch, but that doesn't mean they will be for you (plus if you hate the noise, then you hate the noise).

If the lesser actuation force of browns concerns you, you could try clear switches (though they're harder to come by, only one I know of w/ them is the Deck Legend).
Best thing you can do though is try for yourself; you can order a sample kit from WASD to fiddle, or ideally go to a shop and try them out yourself.
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No. Personally, I can't really feel the bump from browns, so I want something a bit more actuation force. The click is just fun. It reminds me a bit of the old typewriter sound, and I like that. Honestly, though, neither browns or blues are necessary. You can type on a membrane or scissor switch keyboard and be just fine. Lots of people do, and they can type over 100WPM, which is plenty for whatever you're trying to do (remember that people used to write books on typewriters). Don't worry about having the 'best' switch, as it's all just for fun anyway. Relax wink.gif
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Another option would be to just get one of the IBM model M keyboards with the spring buckle switches.
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