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I am considering delving into my first mechanical keyboard and after reading the mechanical keyboard guide I feel like browns would probably be ideal for me but I wanted to make sure.

For someone who types more than they game but wants switches that are good for both, the browns are the correct way to meet in the middle, right?

I consider myself to be a very good typist and I spend a lot of time typing between friends and school, but I also like to game and at the price of mech keyboards I would like both to work out well.

In short, are browns the best compromise for typing and gaming?

If so, I will be getting an OCN Ducky when they restock ^.-
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Generally, but there are people who prefer the Cherry MX Blues for gaming as well. So it's not that the Blues are absolutely terrible, but it's that they have a history of giving some people a greater difficulty with double-tapping. For a few, it makes double-tapping impossible because it's not possible to ride the point of actuation without resulting in several repeated keystrokes.
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I personally prefer blues even for gaming because I like the precise, hard clicks. If anything I'd want harder but there aren't a whole lot of 10 year old buckling spring keyboards with USB and audio pass through or any form of visual sexiness.

Double tap issue is non existent if you, like me, never really find yourself double tapping without actually lifting your finger. I seldom see a need to double tap to begin with and when I do I usually fully lift my finger fully off the key.
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Same here. My double-tapping consists of two keystrokes in rapid succession. So, I just hit it twice which means I naturally allow the key to come all the way back up.
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post #5 of 8
I have brown switches in my Das and I find them excellent for typing and gaming. That said, blues or blacks or even reds might suits your purposes better. Think about about things like switch tactility and activation force rather than the "profiles" you commonly hear about before you decide on any one switch.
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I have have a black widow ultimate (blues) and I find it very nice to type on, although I have not tried another switch to compare it with. As for gaming, I play a lot of starcraft two and maintain about a 100-150 apm and find there is no issue with double tapping. I tend to fully let the key go before hitting it again and have never found the fact that the actuation and release points being different to be a negative.
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post #7 of 8
I call this phenomenon "Hysteresis Hysteria". It's way overblown here for some reason. I gotta do a wiki on this someday.
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post #8 of 8
Try to type on some switches before you buy. Keyboard is a personal matter, like food.
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