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I read over this thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide/0_20

So, reds are smoother than blacks. If I prefer the smoothness of those laptop/membrane keyboards then the reds would be the ones for me right? I have blues right now but kinda want a red or black one because I think I prefer the clack over the click.
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It's not smoother, it's just much lighter. Membrane switches have tactileness while these don't and IMO membrane switches are heavier than a black and i can easy feel it coming from a membrane
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Got it. So for example, I'm noticing on this membrane I'm using right now it's heavy to press the keys, that's how MX blacks would feel?

I'm coming from blues and just wanted less noise.
Edited by Iceycold - 7/14/13 at 10:29am
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post #4 of 8
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Got it. So for example, I'm noticing on this membrane I'm using right now it's heavy to press the keys, that's how MX blacks would feel?

I'm coming from blues and just wanted less noise.
Blues and browns have the tactileness blacks and reds don't have so if you want less noise get a brown (doesn't have the click but it does sound mushy because you "engage" the lever)
And no, blacks are still lighter than membranes. At least the logitech K120 (I can't remember the exact model) i used to use is heavier than a black and i couldn't go faster than 30wpm on that but i can do 70wpm easily now on my RK-9000 Red
For RTS reds own if you are used to it but for other games like racing genres and FPS it sucks for me because i keep accidentally hitting right and not realizing it ...
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So since red and blacks don't have the click, they are all the same noise level right? With the only difference being that browns are tactile?
Edited by Iceycold - 7/14/13 at 11:10am
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So since red and blacks don't have the click, they are all the same noise level right? With the only difference being that browns are tactile?
Yep, when you bottom out. Browns are a lil' bit louder than reds and yet ... i tried it out locally and it seems that i am heavy handed, either that or the tactileness is not much
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Alright seems like I want the black ones.

Looks are a big plus for me, so the max & das keyboards are great. The only thing is that the cheapest max keyboard is brown, but it's $80 only. I'm gonna email them and ask them for a quote on black switches cause they can make a custom black switch keyboard if you ask them to. Das, has a red switch but it's at $150. I am selling my blackwidow though so I'll get some money in return.
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Alright seems like I want the black ones.

Looks are a big plus for me, so the max & das keyboards are great. The only thing is that the cheapest max keyboard is brown, but it's $80 only. I'm gonna email them and ask them for a quote on black switches cause they can make a custom black switch keyboard if you ask them to. Das, has a red switch but it's at $150. I am selling my blackwidow though so I'll get some money in return.
Ah, previous-gen blackwidow. Heap of garbage if you ask me. My friend has one but that is before he realized Razer = Heap of garbage
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