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post #1 of 25
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Title says it all.
Looking for a relatively silent KB w. Backlit keys.
Which of the two is better for everyday use sch as typing? (minimal gaming)

Thanks
csm
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post #2 of 25
for silent if mechanical get browns
but not great typing
for typing get blues not silent clicky

less noisy if you dont bottom out
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What do you mean by the browns have worse typing?
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post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by godofdeath View Post
for silent if mechanical get browns
but not great typing
for typing get blues not silent clicky

less noisy if you dont bottom out
I definitely disagree with this whole post.

The OP asked for a silent keyboard. Blues are anything but. They feel great, but they're loud.

As for typing on Browns, I type on Browns myself and don't have a problem with it. I'm much more of a typist than I am a gamer, and I prefer Browns over Blues for typing. To say that Browns aren't great for typing is just wrong.
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d View Post
I definitely disagree with this whole post.

The OP asked for a silent keyboard. Blues are anything but. They feel great, but they're loud.

As for typing on Browns, I type on Browns myself and don't have a problem with it. I'm much more of a typist than I am a gamer, and I prefer Browns over Blues for typing. To say that Browns aren't great for typing is just wrong.
Thanks for the well-constructed response. I appreciate some good English.
Okay, so in terms of mechanical keyboards, the Brown switches are good for typing and pretty silent. What about the two keyboards in the title? (The MX Brown vs Logitech)
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post #6 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725 View Post
Thanks for the well-constructed response. I appreciate some good English.
Okay, so in terms of mechanical keyboards, the Brown switches are good for typing and pretty silent. What about the two keyboards in the title? (The MX Brown vs Logitech)
In my opinion, the Browns are great. They're not as tactile as the Blues, but they still have a tactile bump to them. They're also lighter than the Blues which I love.

And as for the Xarmor vs Logitech, I'd go with the Xarmor any day. Coming from a G15, I can absolutely say mechanical switches are superior. My typing speed has gone up and typing is much more comfortable on my MX Browns.
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Thank you very much for the help, kind sir. +2r
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post #8 of 25
I've tried the K800 and its awesome, not as great as a mechanical keyboard the K800 is ultra silent though also feels great just like those laptop keyboards!
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post #9 of 25
One thing I'd like to say is that though browns are marketed as "silent", I've found them to still be more noisy than most membrane keyboards. I'm not sure whether this applies to the K800 in particular, but I've found this to be consistent across all of the Dells, Razers, Apples, and laptop keyboards I've tried. Noise aside, on typing I find that MX Browns offer a wholly better experience than any rubber membrane.
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post
Title says it all.
Looking for a relatively silent KB w. Backlit keys.
Which of the two is better for everyday use sch as typing? (minimal gaming)

Thanks
csm

Altough I bought an U9BL-S, i still think that the logitech solution is a great solution.

Btw the wired "logitech illuminated" is better than the wireless sister K800, (better tactile feeling)
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