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Looking for a relatively silent KB w. Backlit keys.
Which of the two is better for everyday use sch as typing? (minimal gaming)

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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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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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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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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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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.
 

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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)

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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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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)

Okay. In terms of typing though, the U9BL-S is better?

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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.

Obviously mechanical keyboards will be noisier than membranes. The K800 is absolutely silent, but feels mushy and like typing on a laptop. I wanted a better typing experience.

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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!

Yes, it does feel like a laptop keyboard. I think that I'd still rather have a mechanical keyboard though.
 

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Okay. In terms of typing though, the U9BL-S is better?

Now I have the keyboard in my hands, and I have to say no, not for my taste, the browns are almost linear from the my point of view, and I like a definite tactile feedback.

But already took in account to swap the switches with the clears, then will be surely better.
 

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The Browns are almost linear? Are you sure?
They have an almost unnoticeable bump that I'm sure will become even less noticeable when the keyboard will be used for some time.

I was sure from the beginning that the clears are the switches but the only backlit cherry keyboard with this kind of switches is the deck keyboard, that I find ugly looking, poor featured and last but not least expensive.

So I decided to give a try to the blue and browns and, if unsatisfied, to swap them later.

So, really, I'm very satisfied about the general feeling of the keyboard, its build quality and the retro-illumination but I can't say the same about the switches.

BTW the tactile feeling is a very personal matter so everyone has his opinion and are all equally respectable.
 

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Okay, so if I have a choice between U9BL-S and say Deck Ice Tactile, which would be better?
 

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Okay, so if I have a choice between U9BL-S and say Deck Ice Tactile, which would be better?
It's exactly the same question I faced for some time.

I think that the deck has a better feeling while the U9BL-S is better in everything else.

So what I tough was that one can hardly change the look and the odd fonts of the deck while is relatively easy to swap the switches on the Xarmor, so I decided for the latter.
 

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I have the Logitech K800 myself , wonderful keyboard

I've previously owned G15 rev1, Saitek Eclipse, Razer Lycosa, then K800 and by far I think the K800 is the superior of all in terms of day to day use

as far as gaming, i feel this goes to the Lycosa due to the fact I NEVER had an issue with multiple keypress sticking. The K800 seems to need me to lift-off all keys every now and again if I am doing something complicated and requiring constant keypress (like flying a helicopter in BF)

Honestly tho given the small performance issue with the K800. I forgive it because its the quietest, smoothest, easiest to type on, most aesthetically pleasing, and convenient keyboard I've used to date at home (not including all the keyboards at work, but they all suck anyway)

I recomend the K800 simply because its the best overall product. Not the best for gaming, not the best at "clicky feel" but I can still type 140WPM, game happily, have a black light that automatically turns on when my hand comes near it, and goes 2-3 weeks between charges even with sitting at the PC all hours of the day. I am very satisfied with my K800
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One last question: is the Xarmor durable (in terms of the keys)?
Is hard to tell after few hours of usage, btw the key finish seem very similar to the one of the MS/Razer Reclusa which I used for a couple of years w/o any sign of wearing.
 

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mech keyboards are built to last longer than the conventional logitech, durable, and just pure awesome. try out the x-armor silent version or the non silent, i have the U9BL and im very happy with it and recommend it.

then again, broken record... its not that loud but it does wake people up when they pasted out. a joy to type on though
 
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