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They still have a tactile feedback but not as pronounced as blues (and don't have the click). And they certainly don't feel like rubber domes.
so for gaming should i get blues or browns. i already listed my games. fps and SC2
i dont want a loud click but ive never used a mech before. (when i was a toddler probably)
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Browns are better than rubber domes in that they aren't mushy or wear prone. However, the tactility is quite subtle compared to something like the Blue Cherry. In general, I'd prefer the Blue switches to Brown for typing, but the Browns for gaming - there are issues with the Blue switches with double tapping.
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Browns are better than rubber domes in that they aren't mushy or wear prone. However, the tactility is quite subtle compared to something like the Blue Cherry. In general, I'd prefer the Blue switches to Brown for typing, but the Browns for gaming - there are issues with the Blue switches with double tapping.
and now i find myself in a perplexing situation. do i get the confident click of each keystroke, or stay a step above the boring rubber dome response noise. and tips? is brown alot more casual than blue and close to rubber dome? does brown feel anything like rubber dome?
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post #10564 of 14567
It's hard to compare them because the type of tactility that you get from a rubber dome is different to that from a mechanical switch. The rubber domes feel mushy and unsubstantial due to the fact that you're depressing a formed piece of rubber. In a Cherry switch, you're pressing down on a spring loaded slider, which catches a metal arm with little 'teeth'. It feels far more substantial and solid.

Compared with other mechanical switch types, Brown cherries are not particularly tactile. That said, compared with a rubber dome, it will feel more substantial, springy, and not mushy at all. A definite improvement.
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post #10565 of 14567
which do most people prefer, brown or blue
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post #10566 of 14567
I think it's fair to say that most people prefer the Blues. I certainly do.

That said, the last keyswitch poll on Geekhack showed a surge in popularity for Browns. Let me try and find it.
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Topre would have won if more people had used them.
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post #10569 of 14567
Without meaning to be snobby, I much prefer Geekhack ones for the simple reason that people on Geekhack are far more likely to have tried a representative sample of different keyswitch types. I'd imagine that OCN ones will tend to whatever switch is in the most popular mechanical gaming keyboard at the moment.

One where Brown is supposedly the most popular switch...

I prefer this one. 89 people had the right idea
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post #10570 of 14567
w/e i think ill be happy with browns. after all i do need them for gaming too, and im not a master typist. browns feel nice right, like people say blues feel great type on?
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