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What switches would you guys suggest to me?

I currently have the MX Blacks, and really like the overall feel, however pressing the keys could be a bit lighter for typing. For gaming, MX Blacks are great. Don't really know how the other switches feel tbh.
There's cherry MX-Red's, linear like Blacks, but 45 Grams of Force unlike Blacks 60 Grams.

I personally had some MX-Red's, and it pretty much boiled down to this:
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Cherry Reds:
Gaming not quiet as good as the blacks, but they still work well. Typing is better, but if I really get into gaming, I can bottom out the keyswhen I start using multi-key combos
I always felt myself slamming the keys down pretty easy. Which wasn't terrible for some games, both others I was a bit to quick or late on.

They would be worth a shot. Though boards with MX-Red's are rather hard to find. I had a G80-3600 from Cherry which worked well for me for the most part.

My big "issue" game was Step Mania; as that's when I couldn't get my timing down.

Geekhack has a review of that board. So you may wish to check it out. I see them on Ebay every so often. I've considered getting a new one, as I really liked it after awhile.
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post #7182 of 14567
Maybe I'll just order that MX Black normal version with red wasd keys.
http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=763 + http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=748

Already has the right layout.
Should be good.
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post #7183 of 14567
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Maybe I'll just order that MX Black normal version with red wasd keys.
http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=763 + http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=748

Already has the right layout.
Should be good.
They have the swedish version in stock in browns too (blues are out of stock but they should be able to let you know when more are expected if you email them), which should be better for typing unless you like a firm key and still good for gaming.
post #7184 of 14567
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They have the swedish version in stock in browns too (blues are out of stock but they should be able to let you know when more are expected if you email them), which should be better for typing unless you like a firm key and still good for gaming.
Nah, I'll just stick with these blacks, they're pretty good for me
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post #7185 of 14567
Browns would be a good progression. Lower force, and a bit of tactility to aid typing.
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post #7186 of 14567
Could be. Still, mostly I'm worried about is ordering some expensive keyboard and not liking it :I

So, I will stick to the switch that I already know and like.
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post #7187 of 14567
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Thanks everyone and especially TwoCables for patiently answering all my questions!

After doing some more research I am now thinking of getting Filco blues now...but I was really put off by the noise they make by the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG_bQ...al_rn-2r-12-HM

03:00 when he starts typing

I am aware that this may not be the best microphone for example...can someone please make a comment about the noise on these keyboards, is it accurate sound that your one makes?

However, I did like the sound of the blues keyboard on the following video:

http://www.viddler.com/explore/HotHardware/videos/69/

at 01:10 and 02:00 (2 different types)

edit: can someone also check/define the terms for me please:

Release position/reset point - when the key stops registering
Accutating point/operating position - when the key is registered
Tactile feel/position - feel a slight bump just before the key registers

~Thanks~

PS LOLZ my bad i accidenty posted this on another thread whilst reading about it (sorry I thought I was posting in this one)
Here's a video I made awhile back with black switches on the deck and blues on the Das: I think the reset point is more when the key will allow you to press it again. If you go above the actuation point, it should stop registering a key press.
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hmm i can get a das utlimate for 10 euro cheaper as the brown but i like silentness :/
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Thanks everyone and especially TwoCables for patiently answering all my questions!
Aw, you embarrass me. You're absolutely welcome!

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After doing some more research I am now thinking of getting Filco blues now...but I was really put off by the noise they make by the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG_bQ...al_rn-2r-12-HM

03:00 when he starts typing

I am aware that this may not be the best microphone for example...can someone please make a comment about the noise on these keyboards, is it accurate sound that your one makes?
If you could change the sound, then what would you change about it? Also, does your room have that much reverb, or is it deader sounding? If you take away all of that reverb, then it's very accurate. But either way, this keyboard sounds much better in person (it even sounds just a tiny bit less clicky). Plus, many of his keystrokes are bottomed out. Not only that, but it is just a loud room. So, watch more videos!

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Originally Posted by mark45 View Post
However, I did like the sound of the blues keyboard on the following video:

http://www.viddler.com/explore/HotHardware/videos/69/

at 01:10 and 02:00 (2 different types)
That's a better representation due to the deader room (no reverb). Between the M10 and Model S, I would say that the Model S is much closer to the sound of the Majestouch Tactile Click, although it is slightly higher pitched than the Tactile Click - but just slightly.

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edit: can someone also check/define the terms for me please:

Release position/reset point - when the key stops registering
Accutating point/operating position - when the key is registered
Tactile feel/position - feel a slight bump just before the key registers

~Thanks~

PS LOLZ my bad i accidenty posted this on another thread whilst reading about it (sorry I thought I was posting in this one)
The terms are right! I see you've been doing a bunch of research. But keep watching videos because it'll deepen your understanding of what the keyboards sound like.
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Sound samples at Geekhack are much better than these echo ridden, cheap camcorder mike, YouTube crap.

I like the part where he presses the key then 10 seconds later the sound appears.
Wow thanks LOL I will never look at youtube in the same way again I think I have fallen in love with the blues. It's like music to my ears.
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:6317 (bottom one)

Oh okay thanks Crazy9000, liked the 2nd keyboard on that vid better than the ffirst I think.

Now the brown ones sound AWEFUL:
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:4495

perhaps he is heavy handed? It does sound rushed I guess.

But I think it is now decided. If the blues are at least 'above average' but better than a rubber dome keyboard anyway, then I will get the Filco Blues.
I just hope that I won't keep everyone up late up night...would be hard to relocate my system to another room, lol!

Thanks everyone!

edit:

If I'm thinking [reverb] means delayed sound/slight echo then no it doesn't because I am in a small room so hopefully it would sound like the noise on the geekhack link

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The terms are right! I see you've been doing a bunch of research. But keep watching videos because it'll deepen your understanding of what the keyboards sound like.
yay lol yes ok thanks I will deffo listen to more vids/aud samples: trying to make a good choice and hopefully not regret it...although I have a funny feeling that eventually I will get the browns and blacks at one point in the distant future anyway lol
Edited by mark45 - 9/6/10 at 3:54pm
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