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How much Quieter are Cherry MX Browns and Blacks compared to Blues?

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Apparently my Xarmor U9BL is too loud for my girlfriend. Are Blacks and/or browns noticeably quieter than Blues? I'm not sure how much of a difference there will be since they will all likely be bottomed out, at least until I get used to them.

I'd really like to stick with mechanical, and Topres are a bit too much money.
Edited by AMW1011 - 2/13/11 at 1:11pm
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post #2 of 17
Check out this video:
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYK03ltDcqM[/ame]
1. Filco "Cherry MX Brown*
2. Ducky 9008 "Cherry MX Blue*
3. Steelseries 6Gv2 "Cherry MX Black*
4. Cherry G80-3494 "Cherry MX Red*
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Wow thanks. The video is still a little confusing, but it sounds to me like the Cherry MX Blacks are the quietest, by a decent amount. I was surprised that the Browns were noticeably louder than the Blacks. Just to be sure that my sound levels aren't off, is this what you experienced too?

I would also be very appreciative of and first hand experiences.
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Browns are lighter force than blacks, so there's less deceleration of your finger/the keycap before they hit the backplate.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;12373905 
Browns are lighter force than blacks, so there's less deceleration of your finger/the keycap before they hit the backplate.

That makes way too much sense. I feel like an idiot for not thinking of that sooner. As always, thanks Phaedrus.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMW1011;12374044 
That makes way too much sense. I feel like an idiot for not thinking of that sooner. As always, thanks Phaedrus.

The MX blacks on this 6Gv2 are very soft, they feel almost mushy or cushioned. People think of mechanical keyboards being really loud, but honestly this keyboard is no louder than a typical rubber dome one.
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMW1011;12372335 
Apparently my Xarmor U9BL is too loud for my girlfriend. Are Blacks and/or browns noticeably quieter than Blues? I'm not sure how much of a difference there will be since they will all likely be bottomed out, at least until I get used to them.

I'd really like to stick with mechanical, and Topres are a bit too much money.

I would tell her to get over it if a little clicking was "too loud".
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Segovax;12375301 
I would tell her to get over it if a little clicking was "too loud".

My gaming sessions can reach to 6:00 am in the morning. I also don't have sex with my keyboard, so it has lower priority.
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMW1011;12375654 
My gaming sessions can reach to 6:00 am in the morning. I also don't have sex with my keyboard, so it has lower priority.

You should try it, TwoCables can give you some pointers. cool.gif
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;12375674 
You should try it, TwoCables can give you some pointers. cool.gif

I chuckled. tongue.gif
    
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