Originally Posted by Swag
How are you liking it? Is Cherry MX Red your first switch or did you move from another switch?
Sorry for the late reply. I've had experience with different switches. The one thing I'll say is that the tactile feel and audible response is very tight. It's hard to put my finger on it but I think it has to do with the density of the keycap material(particularly with regards to the stem and the support cross) coupled with the density of the plate the switches are attached to. Both are good quality so the experience is very true.
An example of what I'm talking about would be with my two MX Brown boards. I have a Ducky Shine II TKL MX Brown and feel is very tight with the audible response being very tight. Comparing this to my newer CoolerMaster QuickFire TK MX Brown, the Ducky feels and sounds nicer. The CM is a good board but the make-up of the Ducky aside from the MX switches makes for a better experience. The CM experience feels slightly scratchier. For a bit I thought it was perhaps that the springs in the switches on the Ducky were better(different). I swapped keycaps back and forth looking for the answer and that didn't satisfy the difference. I played with both the boards back forth for a bit and came to the conclusion that it was just not the make up of the keycaps but also the resiliency of the backplate the switches are attached to that gave different overall tactile feel as well as audibles. It could also be possible the springs in the switches are different but on the surface the switches are identical with the Cherry branding on them.
Anywho, that's the reason I came back to post on here and was hoping others might be able to chime in. But, I do love the Reds on the Corsair K70. That board is a keeper on many levels. If my experience with Browns had been limited to the CM board I'd say the Corsair with the Reds was my hands down favorite. But, I do like the feel of the Browns on the Ducky Shine II TKLand I have a Ducky Shine II with Blues and I like them a lot too. I think if Corsair took the same board and just changed the switches out to Brown, it would be ermagod for me.Edited by AJR1775 - 5/26/13 at 3:43pm