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I got mines yesterday.

The acoustics is a bit more complex to explain than "soft or loud" because there is sound range per click, personal/surrounding tolerances, and environmental sounds that come into play. Youtube videos help, but again, there are so many variables that one can be made to sound good/bad. The best I can do is give my personal opinion...

The silent switches are quieter in that they don't give too loud of a "click" sound that you hear from cherry red/browns, but you do still hear a sound. The sound is close to a membrane (typical membrane from, say, Dell) keyboard or Topre switch sound range. I also don't really hear a significance difference from keyboards with and without o-rings on my cherry reds/browns. They feel slightly different, maybe sound a little bit softer, but I was never impressed with o-rings, so cherry silent is quieter than brown/red with o-rings.

I'm sure it was mentioned, but didn't realize it till I used it, was that the click has a linear feel, so it's similar to cherry reds (which is my worst cherry switch) with a muted sound. Corsair, why didn't you make a cherry brown silent? Because of this, I'm not to happy with the click feel. The one thing I do like is the dimple? rubber? coating on the space bar, palm rests, and interchangeable WASD keys. They actually feel very nice. The WASD keys are also curved or cupped a bit more, I think. The software was pretty intuitive and had no problems with setup. It does have rubber feet, but the 2 front stick legs (toward the esc, F1, F2, etc) don't have rubber feets. But the keyboard didn't move during use, so not a big deal. I picked the color white. It doesn't appear truly white as I can see hints of other colors, but again, not a big deal.

I own around 9 varying keyboards and every keyboard has its pros and cons. Overall, I'm liking this keyboard because it does a lot of things right over wrong. If Corsair is listening, I would prefer a Corsair brown silent. The key click should have a light tactile feel and I would be fine with that even for gaming.

Thanks for that. Good to know there's some improvement over the o-ring mod, although even that wasn't quiet enough for me so I'm not sure the MX Silent will be either. I had the Corsair RGB with browns and returned it, as even with o-rings it was too noisy coming from my Logitech membrane. I liked the feel, but the noise was my issue. I've never tried reds so not sure how they would be in comparison, factoring in the new silent switches. I am tempted to buy one just to check it out, and can always return of course.
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Finally I can start gaming when girlfriend is sleeping. applaud.gif
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So is best buy the only place I can buy the Strafe RGB with Silent switches?
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So is best buy the only place I can buy the Strafe RGB with Silent switches?

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aw man would love to have these. the cherry reds that i have are just a bit too loud for my family so i had to o-ring them :/ takes half the fun out of a mechanical keyboard.....

Wow the only reason the reds are loud and you had to o ring them is because you are bottoming them out..use a lighter touch
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Wow the only reason the reds are loud and you had to o ring them is because you are bottoming them out..use a lighter touch

I know exactly why they made as much noise as they did. I made a choice to butcher the keyboard and the feel instead of relearning to type. I do intend to rip the rings out as soon as I get the chance tho
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The other alternative for quiet keyboards with a tactile feel is topre keyboards. Seasonic, I think, makes/ships the Topre Type Heaven 104 keyboard, which is basically like a cheaper version of the Realforce Topre keyboard. The quality of the keys is lower (Heaven's ABS/laser-etched keys vs RF's PBT keys), but it's still high quality ABS and it costs around half the price of RF ($150 vs $250-300). I think they are coming out with an RBG version of Heaven's in 2016, so that will compete with the Corsair one I got. If you don't need the lights, you can buy the regular version now. Just throwing out options. biggrin.gif
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Thanks for that. Good to know there's some improvement over the o-ring mod, although even that wasn't quiet enough for me so I'm not sure the MX Silent will be either. I had the Corsair RGB with browns and returned it, as even with o-rings it was too noisy coming from my Logitech membrane. I liked the feel, but the noise was my issue. I've never tried reds so not sure how they would be in comparison, factoring in the new silent switches. I am tempted to buy one just to check it out, and can always return of course.

Same here.... I have the K70 RGB browns and hate how noisy it is, even after I spent hours doing the o-ring mod to every key. And I'm just too damn old to "relearn" how to type without bottoming out, it just ain't happening. lol

But I know the moment I decide to swap it for this new one, they'll just come out with another even quieter one, or one with better lighting, or a new kind of switch. So I'm trying to just get used to the one I have rather than playing the upgrade game every few months.
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Finally I can start gaming when girlfriend is sleeping. applaud.gif

Lol I know the struggle. I had to order another KB with reds because the blues were just "so loud" apparently. But i much prefer the blues for typing and RTS games. But the reds do feel better for fps games, and there is def a dfference. I miss my cl-icky blues. smile.gif
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Reds/Browns with o-rings are loud??? You people are crazy.
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