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On average if i was typing in the same room as someone that was sleeping would it be much more bothersome then a regular keyboard?
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post #2 of 15
Depends on the switch smile.gif




Cherry MX blacks are very quiet, well they all are if you know how to type on them...lol
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yes. very much so. not as bad as a typewriter, but much louder than a non-mech keyboard. I have seen some people claiming they are not that loud, but I have not had that experience. It may depend on the manufacturer and model to some degree, but my experience has been they are all loud... (by loud I mean louder than a non-mech counterpart)
I hammer on the keys as well, so that doesn't help on mech keyboards for sound.
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post #4 of 15
Pretty loud, but you'll get used to it after a while.

I wouldn't want to type with someone sleeping in the room, or even in the next room if there is an open door connecting it.

Cherry Browns should be quieter though, because they don't click.
    
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Hmm i was thinking about getting the Razor Blackwidow Ultimate but my office is connected to my bedroom and my GF might not like the additional noise....
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post #7 of 15
get cherry browns, save a relationship. If your even worried about the noise that means you have an inkling that she would be able to hear the clicks. It's not the one click that makes a difference, it's the successive typing that can and will get annoying.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief;12055136 
Depends on the switch smile.gif
Agreed. It all depends on which switches you get. Mine is very quiet (Steelseries 7G), while some others are louder.
post #9 of 15
well after receiving my razer black widow. i noticed that typing on it is quite louder but i honestly dont mind the extra noise. i had the lycosa and it was quiet.

sounds similar to a type writer. lol.
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post #10 of 15
a little quieter than a typewriter
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