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post #1 of 17
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do the majority of people who have tried all the cherry mx switches think that the mx blacks are their favorites?

from those who have tried the dopre capacitive switches, are they worth it?
post #2 of 17
I tried Red, Blue, Brown, Black and Green.
I went with Brown as I wanted the light feel of Reds, but with the tactile of Blue.
Torpe switches I have not tried, but the big problem is the cost. I've seen them up to $350
    
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post #3 of 17
I've never tried topre switches, as much as I would love to.

As for Cherry MX switches, I actually kind of dislike blacks. Reds are awesome, blues are awesome, greens are interesting, clears are super awesome (especially ergo clears)... browns are kind of disgusting, but blacks are the second worst.
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post #4 of 17
I've only used red switches and know I won't change to anything else. Reds are heavenly
post #5 of 17
i think that this is as personal as it gets haha
its hard to judge such a subjective thing, i bought an mx 11800 for cheap, and has browns and a clear spacebar, and i suck at typing so the sensitivity of the mechanicals lead to me having more typos than rubber domes. although i do love the feel, and the fact that my hands dont get as tired, maybe a heavier switch for me like greens would be better? haha but i wont be able to buy another mechanical keyboard for $25 like i did with my compaq smile.gif

so i would suggest going somewhere and trying them out! or use amazon cause you can easily return things! it is personal and subjective descriptions from other people wont give you the same experience as tring the switches out yourself smile.gif
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post #6 of 17
From data collected from the Mechanical Keyboard Club, these are the most preferred:



That being said, it's highly subjective and there is no universal "best" switch.
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I've personally only used blues and blacks (besides some old unknown mechanical keyboards many years ago) and I prefer blues.
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blues do sound awesome:)
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post #9 of 17
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i havent tried blacks, but being that they're the same thing as the reds, just with more resistance, even more so than the blues, it might feel very nice for that same linear switch

and has no one here tried topre? i'm wondering if once people try it, they swear by it and will never go back.... like crack,
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by sleepwalker2 View Post

do the majority of people who have tried all the cherry mx switches think that the mx blacks are their favorites?

from those who have tried the dopre capacitive switches, are they worth it?

I currently have a Ducky with Cherry Blacks and I find the keys to be on the light side to me. I just picked up a 22 year old used bucking springs model M and I really like it because it has a stiffer feel and isn't overly light like I found with Cherry Blues. (I do own a cherry blue KB as well) BS keyboards do make quite a bit of noise so that might be a problem.
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