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Originally Posted by El_Doug View Post

The idea of what counts as noisy is truly as subjective as headphone preferences, if not moreso.  I consider the MX Browns to be unbearably loud, the the Blues to be just as loud with an even more annoying clacking sound.  I find buckling springs to be equivalent to a screaming child.  So yes, while the Browns are the best of these, I still would never go back to a keyboard with them. 

 

Loudness isn't the only issue, however.  I find the sound signature of scissor-switches to be the keyboard equivalent of nails on a chalkboard, even though they are far and away quieter than mechanical alternatives.  I'd take the springs over them on my laptop, were such a thing an option. 

 

 

More than anything else, it is the SOUND of my Topre that I value the most.  The typing is a dream, gaming response is out of this world, and they last forever... and while I would never give up my realforce for all of these reasons, it is the sound (that is to say, the lack thereof) that impresses me the most. 

Nice, I never heard of Topre I might have to get one in my next build but I really dont mind the mechnical noise of keyboards! I enjoy consisten reptitve noises actually... 

post #782 of 1607
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Nice, I never heard of Topre I might have to get one in my next build but I really dont mind the mechnical noise of keyboards! I enjoy consisten reptitve noises actually... 

For me the noise and feel of topre was far less awesome than cherry.

I don't understand people who don't like the noise, that's one of the best things about mechanicals biggrin.gif
post #783 of 1607

I could take or leave the noise of mechanicals. The feel is nice, though. I'd say they're great for typing but I'm not sure about when I'm coding. I use a scissor-switch keyboard at work (Apple Bluetooth) and I find it a bit easier because it's easier for my fingers to make the movements farther away, such as hitting the backspace.

 

I can't see how a Topre is that much better than a mechanical keyboard. I did a quick search and they tended to be $300+ where even a very good mechanical keyboard will only hit $100-$150.

post #784 of 1607
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Originally Posted by DougofTheAbaci View Post

I can't see how a Topre is that much better than a mechanical keyboard. I did a quick search and they tended to be $300+ where even a very good mechanical keyboard will only hit $100-$150.

Just a different feel to them, reason they are so pricey is because they are such a niche product, and only one company makes the switches I think (or something like that)
Whereas cherry switches are used by quite a few companies.
post #785 of 1607
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Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm View Post


Just a different feel to them, reason they are so pricey is because they are such a niche product, and only one company makes the switches I think (or something like that)
Whereas cherry switches are used by quite a few companies.

yea Niche products can be sold for that high price because as he said the demand and supply are rather low! I like Cherry Mx Brown! It's like smoother buttah on mah fingahs! 

post #786 of 1607

I use a rather ~plain~ Razer BlackWidow Ultimate tongue_smile.gif

post #787 of 1607
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Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm View Post


For me the noise and feel of topre was far less awesome than cherry.
I don't understand people who don't like the noise, that's one of the best things about mechanicals biggrin.gif


I don't understand, but I'm sure if you asked my roommates they would tell you all about how they dont like the noise biggrin.gif

post #788 of 1607
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I use a rather ~plain~ Razer BlackWidow Ultimate tongue_smile.gif

yea my Zowei is plain as well, except for the Machincal Keys

post #789 of 1607
I'm a newb to keyboards, if i were to get one for about $125 (I've been thinking about the Filco Majestouch 2, my friend recommended me), which one should I get?
post #790 of 1607

The one you're thinking about. Brown switches are my preferences but some people prefer blues.

 
post #791 of 1607
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Originally Posted by DougofTheAbaci View Post

The one you're thinking about. Brown switches are my preferences but some people prefer blues.
 

Thanks, if I get it I'd get the brown switches. Where do you guys get those awesome keycaps?
post #792 of 1607

lots of different places online to buy all sorts of cherry keycaps - a good place to start is elitekeyboards, but google should bring up at least a dozen other places

 

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Thanks, if I get it I'd get the brown switches. Where do you guys get those awesome keycaps?
post #793 of 1607
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Originally Posted by El_Doug View Post

lots of different places online to buy all sorts of cherry keycaps - a good place to start is elitekeyboards, but google should bring up at least a dozen other places

Any places that you think are the best for a reasonable price?
post #794 of 1607

wasdkeyboards.com can also make custom caps for you, but they are a bit on the expensive side (around 10 bucks a keycap or so).  Worth it though if theres something particular you have in mind that can't be found anywhere, or just want something completely unique.  They also have some awesome looking textured caps that would work great for the top row (esc + f keys).


Edited by evilhippie - 10/9/12 at 5:14pm
post #795 of 1607
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Originally Posted by evilhippie View Post

wasdkeyboards.com can also make custom caps for you, but they are a bit on the expensive side (around 10 bucks a keycap or so).  Worth it though if theres something particular you have in mind that can't be found anywhere, or just want something completely unique.  They also have some awesome looking textured caps that would work great for the top row (esc + f keys).

$10 a key? Yikes!
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