Is Your Mechanical Keyboard A Lie!?

by birtanpublished on May 18, 2021

Hmm yeah so here in front of me are keyboards with MX brown switches and this is something that really popped into our head because we've gone through many keyboards and since our visit to compu Texas really has opened our eyes about the variety of keyboards and apparently the variety in MX cherry switches not just from reds to browns to blues but within the category of the particular switch themselves so Brown switches on all these keyboards feel completely different and this is something that you know me and the guys want to talk about and really see if this is something that other people

Experience too so let's analyze write to this let me ask you what is more satisfying than a good peel whew that hits the spot but you gotta love easy to sync a RGB components for a beautiful light show thermal takes extensive support with 5-volt a RGB motherboard sync gives you light in control of fans memory lighting kits all the one coolers power supplies and more by using the 5 volt header on your motherboard you can also daisy chain a bunch of products to light from a single 5 volt header or with their own controller for individual customization but now with a

RGB sync it's all made incredibly easy to match check it out below so in front of me my friends are three keyboards the ducky s2 mini which is one of my latest collections it's my first 60% keyboard absolutely love that thing we have the clear master MK 7:30 TTL version and the HyperX a low FPS full-size boards all with MX brown switches so I really want to get the guys's opinion about these switches as well but in terms of how they feel and the actual death tactility of that point in the middle because the MX browns have a slight tactile point they're not exactly like blue which has

A hard tactile point you know exactly one that happens here the tactile point is much softer in comparison to the Blues but it's it's so strange typing on one versus the other and having that tactile point be completely different so it's almost feels like it's a completely different switch so let's begin the ducky very smooth actuation beautiful spring the tactile point is soft lovely but also not as pronounced as what I've gotten accustomed to when it comes to brown switches the Coolermaster keyboard this is kind of what I've known to

Accept as the brown switch very almost hard tactile point but much softer versus the blue and then HyperX alloy is something in the middle it has a title point you can obviously feel it once you slowly actuate the point when you press the key down but it's it's definitely softer then the Coolermaster but it's not as soft and smooth as the ducky and that is another characteristic that is totally different between the three keyboards the actual smoothness of the travel of the switch and that could be maybe related to the key caps but unlikely that could be related to the

Spring which is most likely what's happening because on the cool master keyboard you almost can hear the spring bending and it's not really Pleasant with a ducky super smooth and the HyperX it is smoother than the cooler master so I need to get the guys in here and hear their opinion honestly this is probably not that this is not the first time I've trying these keyboards but having switched between the three of them constantly I can comfortably say that I'm leaning towards the ducky because the switches feel a lot more smoother lighter and quieter which is

Something that I'm appreciating a lot more these days just because you know I like going that route instead of something that it's that metallic surface gives you that metallic sound which might be unpleasant for some of you out there first of all I love the ducky for typing because of its compactness and the fact that whenever you press a key the actuation is clean and it's not muddy in any way you can actually feel that actuation point on the other hand I wouldn't use either these other two keyboards for typing not only because the spacebar is

Absolutely terrible doesn't sound good but also because there there's some resistance in there in there actuation it almost feels like there's something grinding inside the keyboard past that tactile point so I actually like the ducky the most because I think it's the purest implementation of Brown of the way I think brown switches should feel whereas it like I said before it's a clean tactile point and throughout the whole range it's very very smooth whereas these ones they don't feel quite like Browns we actually talked to ducky during Computex and they were saying

That in a lot of cases they're actually binning their switches and rejecting quite a few from the cherry Factory whereas I'm not 100% sure on hyper accent Coolermaster but it's something to take into account so maybe according to ducky this is the way that Browns are supposed to feel whereas in Coolermaster and high practice cases maybe they have a different thought of how Brown should feel on their implementation I would say the cooler master gets takes the first place in terms of Union that tactile point because as you're hitting the key

The tactical point is very sharp compared to the HyperX which is a little less sharp and then the ducky is very soft if you give me a keyboard and then spending so much money on the but also not really receiving the class quality switch possible they're all kind of variable I might have to sort of like shoot you down a little bit on that one because I don't know if one is of lesser quality especially a consumer who's not gonna have most of time a ducky in front of them and and a HyperX and a Coolermaster

What we would but they're usually have is they would maybe try one of these at the store or maybe buy it online and you would feel this and you think that this is the best implementation of brown that you could possibly get and all the other brown switches are the same because you've all heard those typing tests online from keyboard testers but there's a lot more going on here than just typing on a keyboard tester what I feel gypped or anything else I don't think so because I feel like all of these keyboards have qualities that I would want on the other hand because I'm more

Of a typist rather than a hardcore FPS gamer I think what I would want is the ducky but I would be very very happy with potentially either these other keyboards if I didn't know the other ones existed and so now that you've heard the sound test could you pick out any my new differences in the spring actuation in the tactile point obviously you can hear the tactile point and obviously the PBT keycaps versus ABS versus steel frame versus plastic frame all contribute to different sort of acoustic properties of how the keys bottomed out and that whole sound test

But if you've ever experienced multiple keyboards with the same switch have you encountered that type of variability that the so bizarre and another thing I'd like to mention is the quality of the stabilizers for the longer keys like the spacebar the backspace the enters all of these exhibit totally different behavior and how not only the sound but they feel when they bottom out and how they travel down so that is again another important point that ties into the whole feeling of the keyboard like Michael said and I'm ducky all the way guys man that thing feels premium so all

These keyboards are around $100 which is pretty good but again the variability is kind of shocking now this is not really bring up any conclusions because we don't have much bigger sample size would be great to have five of each keyboards and test to see how they feel and particular category switches but it's also important to mention that we've tested multiple speed switches all have slightly different variations on how they feel as well and the same thing with red switches but I want to emphasize that depending on how many

Sound keyboard tests you hear on youtube even from our own reviews if you have a chance to go inside the store try them out see how they feel exactly and if you like them then that's the switch for you and you just have to face the fact that it's probably going to be different versus now the keyboard that has the exact same model of the switch it is very interesting to have such variability between the three keyboards it's such a small sample size but I mean just treat it as a public service announcement so yeah I'm three tree and we'll see you

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