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Official Unofficial Favorite Keyswitch Type Survey

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  1. 1. Options:

    • Cherry MX Red
    • Cherry MX Black
    • Cherry MX Brown
    • Cherry MX Clear
    • Cherry MX Blue
    • Cherry MX Green
    • Topre
    • Buckling Spring
    • Kailh Red
    • Kailh Blue
    • Kailh Brown
    • Razer Green
    • Razer Orange
    • "Mem-chanical," "mecha-membrane" or other 'mechanical feel' switch
    • Membrane (like you actually PREFER membrane, not just that you don't have a mechanical
    • Outemu/Greetech/Other (specify in comments, 20 option limit)
    • I don't have a favorite type (never tried a mechanical)
    • Logitech Romer-G
    • Gateron (specify in comments)
    • ALPS (specify in comments)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Just wanted to do a quick survey on favorite keyswitch types. 


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where's my romer-g!?

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i prefer mx brown, but i have romer g so..


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who the hell likes membranes?


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1 minute ago, wrathoftheturkey said:

who the hell likes membranes?

Probably the same people that think Razer keyboards are higher quality because they cost more.


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1 minute ago, aisle9 said:

Probably the same people that think Razer keyboards are higher quality because they cost more.

nah, razer keyboards aren't too bad. The STRAFE and some of those Ducky keyboards get out there though in terms of price


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8 minutes ago, wrathoftheturkey said:

who the hell likes membranes?

There was an unpopular opinion thread in General Discussion and iirc quite a few people said they prefer them over mechanic so there is that. On phone so I won't check if it's true. :P


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also aren't razer's switches manufactured by kailh?


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I somewhat reluctantly went with Cherry MX Brown. I do love how those switches feel and sound, and they are something of a Swiss Army Knife in the switch world. Great for typing or gaming, whereas blues are a little better for typing, reds are a pain to type on, and black switches just suck.

 

That said, I'm a huge fan of Switch Master blue switches. They're just MX clones, but I love how they feel and the tactile feedback. I hate how bloody loud they are.

 

Honorable mention, and this might actually be my favorite switch if we're being honest, goes to the Futaba clicky switch from ~1986. I picked up a Sejin EAT-1010 board for $2 at a thrift shop, cleaned it up, and now it's arguably my favorite keyboard to type on. Stiff and springy with amazing tactile feedback.


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I like MX Browns, but I want to branch into MX clears. Very few boards come with clears though, unless I want to shell out which I would like to avoid lol. Also would really like to try Topre, but we all know how much Topres are... 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
41 minutes ago, themctipers said:

where's my romer-g!?

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i prefer mx brown, but i have romer g so..

Lol forgot. Added it now


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24 minutes ago, wrathoftheturkey said:

also aren't razer's switches manufactured by kailh?

Yep. Someone said here that Razer had started manufacturing their own switches, but I haven't seen anything that confirms that.


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4 hours ago, aisle9 said:

I somewhat reluctantly went with Cherry MX Brown. I do love how those switches feel and sound, and they are something of a Swiss Army Knife in the switch world. Great for typing or gaming, whereas blues are a little better for typing, reds are a pain to type on, and black switches just suck.

I have tested both MX Brown and Black on my switch tester and I feel like the brown one feels more membrane like than the black would. I am aware that it might just be my switch tester that got a finecky set of switches but I am not convinced at all that black straight up suck in general. All I can say for myself is, I don't like MX Brown because it feels worse than membrane to me. I'll be trying out Outemu Black switches when I'll get my MKB though and if they are as close of a clone switches as possible to MX switches, I'll be enjoying them quite a lot.

 

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Browns are a nice middle ground for gaming/typing. I prefer reds for gaming and blues for typing though.


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Zealistotle and Blue ALPS are by FAR the best clicky switches that money can buy, however, neither of those options are represented on this survey. I'm disappointed.

 

Also, if you really wanted to improve this questionnaire, you could change it into secitons:

Clicky

Tactile

Linear

and then let us choose our favorites from each type (also including an "I don't like this type of switch" option. That would give a much better view for what people prefer.(in my opinion)


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3 hours ago, Jean-Nicholas said:

I have tested both MX Brown and Black on my switch tester and I feel like the brown one feels more membrane like than the black would. I am aware that it might just be my switch tester that got a finecky set of switches but I am not convinced at all that black straight up suck in general. All I can say for myself is, I don't like MX Brown because it feels worse than membrane to me. I'll be trying out Outemu Black switches when I'll get my MKB though and if they are as close of a clone switches as possible to MX switches, I'll be enjoying them quite a lot.

 

**Disclaimer** I'm currently using an HP membrane keyboard but I should be getting my mechanical keyboard sometime next month.... Thanks to Massdrop....

Sort of off topic question: is mass drop safe/trustworthy to buy from?

 

I've seen a few things that I've been tempted by but I wasn't sure how trustworthy/reliable massdrop is.   

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Got a K70 with MX browns, and it's really great when when I'm gaming and typing. Though to be honest, I can't feel that tactile feedback unless I press it really slow. Maybe my expectations are wrong. :P


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purple zealio.


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This is not a surprise, because they are cherry MX brown for me :)


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11 hours ago, spwath said:

purple zealio.

but what weight?

15 hours ago, Ddave said:

Got a K70 with MX browns, and it's really great when when I'm gaming and typing. Though to be honest, I can't feel that tactile feedback unless I press it really slow. Maybe my expectations are wrong. :P

That's normal with browns. If you want something where you'll always feel the tactile bump, that starts at gateron browns, then goes up to Cherry MX Clears, and then Zealios (in order of the amount of tactility that you'll feel, lowest to highest.)

15 hours ago, Bleedingyamato said:

Sort of off topic question: is mass drop safe/trustworthy to buy from?

 

I've seen a few things that I've been tempted by but I wasn't sure how trustworthy/reliable massdrop is.   

Yeah. I've bought a few things from them. Besides, LTT makes a point of not accepting sponsorships from companies that are crap. So you're good on that one. Also, Massdrop has quickly become one of the defacto sellers for keyboard stuff, since that community has almost always done all of their stuff based on group buys, as it's about the only way to get large volume manufacturers (like almost all keyboard makers are) to do something custom. Regardless, massdrop is a hell of a lot more trustworthy than Group Buys from places like geekhack, etc. are.


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1 minute ago, KaminKevCrew said:

but what weight?

That's normal with browns. If you want something where you'll always feel the tactile bump, that starts at gateron browns, then goes up to Cherry MX Clears, and then Zealios (in order of the amount of tactility that you'll feel, lowest to highest.)

Yeah. I've bought a few things from them. Besides, LTT makes a point of not accepting sponsorships from companies that are crap. So you're good on that one. Also, Massdrop has quickly become one of the defacto sellers for keyboard stuff, since that community has almost always done all of their stuff based on group buys, as it's about the only way to get large volume manufacturers (like almost all keyboard makers are) to do something custom. Regardless, massdrop is a hell of a lot more trustworthy than Group Buys from places like geekhack, etc. are.

i have 65g. Have not tried others

I successfully got a cherry mx lock from gh group buy


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2 minutes ago, spwath said:

cherry mx lock

Why tho


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4 minutes ago, spwath said:

i have 65g. Have not tried others

I successfully got a cherry mx lock from gh group buy

Nice! Yeah, I have 5 or 6 of them laying around in my desk at home. I haven't used one yet though. I might put one in the board that I'm planning on building in the new year though!

2 minutes ago, Shiv78 said:

Why tho

Have you ever used one? Locking caps lock is amazing, and using the locking switch for an Fn button is also a great use of them. They're really cool little switches.


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2 minutes ago, KaminKevCrew said:

Have you ever used one? Locking caps lock is amazing, and using the locking switch for an Fn button is also a great use of them. They're really cool little switches.

Besides a modifier key though, there is no point right? I thought for a second that he got an mx lock keyboard lol I was confused as hell


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1 minute ago, Shiv78 said:

Besides a modifier key though, there is no point right? I thought for a second that he got an mx lock keyboard lol I was confused as hell

Correct. You wouldn't want to have an entire keyboard with them, unless you really enjoy having to hit a key twice every time you want to type a letter in. 


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