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post #4411 of 22765
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Originally Posted by alexm23 View Post
 

How low is this price in the grand scheme of things (compared with other prices this keyboard has sold at, and the average price for a mechanical keyboard)?

 

It's probably an averageish sale price, good in general for a mechanical keyboard which run from as far as I know 35$-$300ish.

post #4412 of 22765

Its a fairly low but not amazing price for a well recommended keyboard. To put it into perspective it'll be like having the M50's on sale for $95. I would have gotten one to replace my crappy monoprice mech if it weren't for the switches (I like blue) and it being ten-keyless

post #4413 of 22765

Why are people getting into mechanical keyboards? What's the difference to non-mechanical? Marketing hype?

post #4414 of 22765
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post
 

Why are people getting into mechanical keyboards? What's the difference to non-mechanical? Marketing hype?

 

Funny comment considering how esoteric this site is.

 

The only thing they offer is a better typing experience. Spending 50-100$ on a better typing experience pays off if you find yourself on a desktop or typing a lot. ( Even if the experience is only marginally better )

 

Kind of like paying for a comfy chair if you sit a lot. ^^

 

The crisp clicks and tactile feedback make typing more enjoyable ( More like less unpleasant I guess )

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post #4415 of 22765
Interesting. I might try some sometme. I'm in front of a computer by trade.
post #4416 of 22765
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post

Interesting. I might try some sometme. I'm in front of a computer by trade.

 

If you get one go for the blues.

 

First one I got had brown switches, while nicer than normal keyboards they just lack the satisfying feedback that blues give you. ( They are a lot 'crunchier' )

post #4417 of 22765
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FJISZFK

Sony XBA-H1 $100 on amazon
post #4418 of 22765
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Originally Posted by WTFGoD View Post

If you get one go for the blues.

First one I got had brown switches, while nicer than normal keyboards they just lack the satisfying feedback that blues give you. ( They are a lot 'crunchier' )

I love my MX Cherry Reds personally. The Blues are a bit too 'clicky' for my taste... Especially with headphones on.
post #4419 of 22765
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Originally Posted by WTFGoD View Post

Funny comment considering how esoteric this site is.

The crisp clicks and tactile feedback make typing more enjoyable ( More like less unpleasant I guess).

You know, "funny" thing is that many public schools are dropping keyboarding from the curriculum.

I remember being really frustrated that I could only get up to about 70-80 words per minute, now... People of all ages touch laptop screens (I literally had a dad touch a laptop screen 45 seconds after I'd just explained to his 7 year-old son that you have to use the trackpad) and desktop screens as if it would be comfortable to keep your arm up in the air all day, and many people are impressed that I can pseudo two-hand touch type on an iPad screen from muscle memory.

Oh, and uuuuuuh... The AKG K612 is a major value, Razerdog may still have the coupon code K612PRO valid to get one for $165?
post #4420 of 22765
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Originally Posted by mrscotchguy View Post

I love my MX Cherry Reds personally. The Blues are a bit too 'clicky' for my taste... Especially with headphones on.
reds FTW!!

I gotta say since this is a headphone forum, you can get damper rings that prevent the key from bottoming out and making as much noise

For the person that asked about the difference, if you ever used a really old computer with a huge tan/white keyboard that was really loud, these are essentially those. Although they are quieter and easier to press now of course (depending on the switch I guess, google cherry MX switches and there should be a good comparison). A normal keyboard now has a rubber membrane that acts as a spring sort of while mechanicals have actual springs in each key and metal strips that touch to complete a circuit.
post #4421 of 22765
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Originally Posted by mrscotchguy View Post


I love my MX Cherry Reds personally. The Blues are a bit too 'clicky' for my taste... Especially with headphones on.


Reds = Terrible for typing/coding. Great for gaming.

Blues = Absolutely the best for typing. Bad for gaming.

Browns = Middle ground for typing and gaming.

Blacks = Gaming oriented, but harder to press than reds, most people prefer reds for gaming.

post #4422 of 22765
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Originally Posted by dezon View Post

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Originally Posted by mrscotchguy View Post

I love my MX Cherry Reds personally. The Blues are a bit too 'clicky' for my taste... Especially with headphones on.


Reds = Terrible for typing/coding. Great for gaming.
Blues = Absolutely the best for typing. Bad for gaming.
Browns = Middle ground for typing and gaming.
Blacks = Gaming oriented, but harder to press than reds, most people prefer reds for gaming.

I would say it depends on personal preference. I cannot use Blues or Browns for anything. I actually prefer Black for gaming and Red for typing.

Reds are just so light and once I got use to typing on them I just cannot go back.

EDIT: I should mention that I bottom out like a man possessed. So, the bump does nothing for me.
Edited by Vain III - 4/26/14 at 1:04am
post #4423 of 22765
I like the browns, they're a good compromise. I don't need the feedback and they have good actuation. I'm almost touch w/o bottoming. I mostly code and game occasionally
post #4424 of 22765

Please, enough with the keyboard talk.

post #4425 of 22765

Is Philips Fidelio L1 for $110 or Fidelio M1 for $80 on Amazon Warehouse worth it? Which one has cleaner bass--it seems like they're about the same.


Edited by alexm23 - 4/26/14 at 10:21am
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