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They lower the noise if you bottom out. Don't bottom out and its the same. You should not be bottoming out hard enough to make that much noise, type smart.
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But does it change the sound frequency of the click part?
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post #14313 of 14564
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But does it change the sound frequency of the click part?

The O-ring only prevents the sound caused by the keycap supports (little bits of plastic between the stem and the wall of the keycap) from hitting the top of the switch. They won't alter the sound of the click.
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are all the left-most and right-most spacebar switch holes on a PBT spacebar 100.10mm apart?

i wanna order a pbt keyset from vendio/qtan but my spacebar's left and right holes are 105mm apart. while his are i believe 100.10mm (from a picture i saw on his site)

 

does this mean his pbt spacebar wont fit on my board?

post #14315 of 14564
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I need honest opinions from people who have Blue/Green keys with O rings. Do the O rings reduce overall noise?


Yes. they quiet down the bottoming out clack quite a bit.. I like them on my MXReds. I'm using the WASD red o-rings and noone on Teamspeak hears me typing, and I never hear it when recording gameplay.

For a while I had looked around for the same size/hardness, but they were nowhere to be found at a reasonable price for ordering around 100 of them. There were plenty of cheaper, harder o-rings, but I wanted to be sure I got a similar result to the WASD o rings.

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I know that Cherry MX Clear are a stronger version of Browns but is the tactile feel on the Clears as good as Blue/Green?
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I know that Cherry MX Clear are a stronger version of Browns but is the tactile feel on the Clears as good as Blue/Green?

I had the chance to visit WASD keyboards (I never knew they were located a few miles away from me) and try out both their MX Clears and MX Greens, both on plated-mounted keyboards. I tried out both their WASD V2 keyboard and the CODE keyboard (basically a back-lit version of the V2).

My experience with my KBT Race (MX Brown) and the WASD V2 (MX Clear) & CODE (MX Green w/ thin o-rings):

-MX Clears are definitely more tactile than Browns
-MX Clears are more silent than MX Browns (partly due to the tactile bump being more pronounced)
-MX Clears are VERY heavy/stiff compared to Browns, they feel as heavy as some rubberdomes especially trying to clear the large tactile bump

-MX Greens w/ thin o-rings felt the most natural to type with
-MX Greens have the same pronounced clicks as MX Blues do (maybe not as loud? not sure)
-MX Greens are heavier/stiffer than MX Blues, but not as much as MX Clears

-Due to the audible clicks from the MX Greens, they felt more responsive to type with and I found myself typing slightly quicker and making less mistakes with them than with MX Clears or MX Browns
-If silence is what you are looking for MX Clears are the most silent switches I have ever typed on (I've tried Brown, Blue, Red, Black, Green, Clear)

To answer your question, I feel as if the MX Clears have a more pronounced tactile feel compared to the MX Greens/Blues.
    
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Thanks for that Kolin. I might buy the Deck Legend which is all that's left of the MX Clears I can find online.

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Thanks for that Kolin. I might buy the Deck Legend which is all that's left of the MX Clears I can find online.

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WASD is getting their MX Clears at the end of this month, maybe worth the wait.
    
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Ok will wait for them. Which brand will these keyboards be?
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