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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post
Does anybody know how loud Cherry MX blues are in comparison to rubber domes?

The only one I could find was Phae's video.

Is there a list out there that ranks all the switches for sound at all?
It is almost an unfair comparison because the Cherry MX Blue switch itself clicks. But when bottoming out, the sound can be quite different, usually depending on the keyboard.

I had the G15 prior to getting the Tactile Click, and even when not bottoming out, the Tactile Click makes more sound than the G15. It's not really louder, but it just makes more sound. But the sounds it makes are much more pleasing to my ears than the sounds that the G15 makes. However, since the G15 requires bottoming out due to it being a rubber dome board, it's easier for that keyboard to be louder and cheaper-sounding than a good mechanical keyboard.

When I first typed on the Tactile Click, my first thought was that it was like lightly tapping on a desk with long fingernails, or perhaps like walking around in Tap Dancing shoes. Each keystroke is accompanied by a subtle click, so when not bottoming out, it's just a flurry of satisfying clicks. Plus, the difference in feel is like comparing night to day: when typing on the G15, it's fine. But when typing on the Tactile Click, it's almost like the difference between drumming on a pillow vs. drumming on a really high-end, perfectly-tuned snare drum. Ask any drummer and they'll tell you that there's nothing that can beat the feeling of playing on a top-of-the-line snare drum that is perfectly tuned. Likewise, there's nothing like typing on a good mechanical keyboard; this includes the sounds that are produced by it!

But, have you been told about the issues that gamers have with the Cherry MX Blues when it comes to double-tapping?
Edited by TwoCables - 9/16/10 at 2:37pm
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I have to admit, that blue click sounds better every time I hear it.
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It is almost an unfair comparison because the Cherry MX Blue switch itself clicks. But when bottoming out, the sound can be quite different, usually depending on the keyboard.
Those recordings feature both bottoming out, and not-bottoming-out. In addition, most of the noise arguably comes from the clicker anyway, so the lack/addition of bottoming out isn't a game changing difference. Comparing the recordings to a recording of a rubber dome from the same source, you have a good idea of what you're getting into.
Edited by ch_123 - 9/16/10 at 3:01pm
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I have to admit, that blue click sounds better every time I hear it.
hehe this is exactly why I chose the Tactile Click. The more and more I listened to keyboards on YouTube, the more and more I loved the Cherry MX Blues. Fortunately for me, I don't have any trouble with this switch for gaming, so it was absolutely the best choice for me.

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Those recordings feature both bottoming out, and not-bottoming-out. In addition, most of the noise arguably comes from the clicker anyway, so the lack/addition of bottoming out isn't a game changing difference. Comparing the recordings to a recording of a rubber dome from the same source, you have a good idea of what you're getting into.
This.

I remember there was a time several years ago when I was looking for a new keyboard. I would go to different stores like Best Buy and CompUSA and just type on all the different keyboards while trying to find one that was just as quiet as a good laptop keyboard. I mean, I didn't want any plastic-like sound at all: I just wanted a nearly dead-silent keyboard.

But now that I have the Tactile Click, I finally understand. In fact, I am considering the IBM Model M or the Customizer or SpaceSaver 104. But unfortunately, even though I'd enjoy it, it would be loud enough for my parents to hear and thus it could prove to be irritating for me. I mean, there'd be many times where they'd hear it and then say "Oh, hi Tim! I didn't know you were awake! How are you?" and then want to start a conversation when I'm in the middle of something like a long reply here on OCN.
Edited by TwoCables - 9/16/10 at 3:16pm
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What's Unicomps warranty? I can find literally no information regarding it other than the 30-day return policy.
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I worried about the buckling springs' noise when I was getting my first one. In reality, while they are louder than a Blue Cherry, I don't think they are loud enough such that if the Blue Cherries are not loud enough to disturb people, they would be, if you get me.
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What's Unicomps warranty? I can find literally no information regarding it other than the 30-day return policy.
18 months IIRC. Their customer service is also exemplary.
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18 months IIRC. Their customer service is also exemplary.
Oh sweet, that's not bad at all. Thanks.


You'd be surprised how hard it is to convince yourself to spend money on a keyboard when you already have one that's functioning perfectly. I hope to God I enjoy Buckling Springs.
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At $70, and given what they are and how well they're built, they're arguably the best value for money mechanical keyboard on the market. (in terms of ones from vendors as opposed to being bought second hand or the like)

BTW Twocables - there are mods for silencing the Model Ms, but they do interfere with tactility depending on how silent you want them to be.
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I know that I am being kind of repetitive, but would someone kindly describe their personal experiences with the model M? I am just curious what a bunch of people PERSONALLY think about it and whether they use it on regular practical basis.
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