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Need Cherry MX Silent Red advice

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17 minutes ago, ChestyTech said:

okay, well I found this Filco at $169 https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=3900 ,is it really worth the extra $, I am not a keyboard elitist, I just want a quality quiet keyboard to last me years. Also, do you have either?

No. I'm exclusively using customs now. However people in the enthusiast community regard Filco as some of the best off the shelf keyboards. Ducky too. Coolermaster keyboards are basically rebranded Filcos so you might want to check them out as well.  However if you're not that particular I'd lean towards the Ducky.

I currently have the Razer BlackWidow Chroma, I have had it for 4 years now and I love it except for one thing... it's too loud! I need a quieter keyboard so I can game/type papers at night without feeling bad for my roommates or while my girlfriend is over trying to study.  My friend has a Corsair Strafe mk2 with the silent red and he loves it, I have played on it and I like the quietness of it.  I have searched around and found a few keyboards that I like but I'm not sure which is the best (this is where you guys come in)

 

1) The Ducky $135 - https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=4283

2) The MK Night Typist $114 - https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=4295

3) Corsair Strafe Mk2 $120 - https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Strafe-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B07D5TNTPC

 

Does anyone have experience with these and have any feedback on them? Or if there is another option that I am not considering that you would suggest (if so, I prefer a full keyboard with numpad and either plain white backlit or rgb - just not the only blue or only red types)

 

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My keyboard has Reds in it, and I put some Rubber O Rings to dampen out the bottom out sound and it does make a huge difference. I would recommend doing this if you want to get as quiet as you can. If not, the quietest you can get is the Cherry MX Silents that is exclusive to Corsair Strafe keyboard. These are extremely quiet and feel really good in my opinion. I have one of those as well. I would still be using it but needed a TKL instead of a normal full keyboard for space purposes. 

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1 minute ago, geo3 said:

No they aren't. This is flat out incorrect.

They use to be, if thats changed then its changed, but when they launched, they were exclusive to Corsair. 

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9 minutes ago, geo3 said:

Of the 3 the the Ducky is the highest quality. You could also consider the Filco Majestouch 2, although it's a bit more expensive than these.

okay, well I found this Filco at $169 https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=3900 ,is it really worth the extra $, I am not a keyboard elitist, I just want a quality quiet keyboard to last me years. Also, do you have either?

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17 minutes ago, ChestyTech said:

okay, well I found this Filco at $169 https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=3900 ,is it really worth the extra $, I am not a keyboard elitist, I just want a quality quiet keyboard to last me years. Also, do you have either?

No. I'm exclusively using customs now. However people in the enthusiast community regard Filco as some of the best off the shelf keyboards. Ducky too. Coolermaster keyboards are basically rebranded Filcos so you might want to check them out as well.  However if you're not that particular I'd lean towards the Ducky.

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28 minutes ago, geo3 said:

No they aren't. This is flat out incorrect.

What else uses them? Given they were developed partly by Corsair I'd be surprised to see them elsewhere.

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6 minutes ago, JoostinOnline said:

What else uses them? Given they were developed partly by Corsair I'd be surprised to see them elsewhere.

I can't find the article again but apparently as of late last year/early this year they are no longer exclusive. All the keyboards linked so far have them and only one is a Corsair

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11 minutes ago, JoostinOnline said:

What else uses them? Given they were developed partly by Corsair I'd be surprised to see them elsewhere.

 

2 minutes ago, ChestyTech said:

I can't find the article again but apparently as of late last year/early this year they are no longer exclusive. All the keyboards linked so far have them and only one is a Corsair

Article in question: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/cherry-americas-cherry-mx-silent-switches-all-mechanical-keyboard-makers/

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22 minutes ago, Dissitesuxba11s said:

Interesting. Maybe they had some sort of time limited agreement with Corsair.

18 minutes ago, ChestyTech said:

Not the exact one but gets the proves the point that they are no longer exclusive. Thanks!

If you want something a little quieter, Razer yellow switches are serving me well. I originally got the Cherry MX Red Silent ones because of that but they make a scraping noise that I hated.

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