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Looking for a quieter keyboard
« on: 09:38 PM - 04/30/21 »
Right now I'm using a cheap red dragon k552 on ps4 but its loud as hell. What keyboards are you guys using that's on the quieter side possibly with a 60% option?

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Re: Looking for a quieter keyboard
« Reply #1 on: 02:45 AM - 05/01/21 »
What’s your budget specifically?
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Re: Looking for a quieter keyboard
« Reply #2 on: 04:56 AM - 05/01/21 »
My 60% keyboard is the Cooler Master SK621. I love it for its size and low profile keys. Its Cherry MX RGB low profile switches are great for gaming, but they're not particularly quiet and I don't like the hard bottom-out feeling when typing, so I've connected three O-rings to each stem. This gives them a nice soft feel as well as dampening the key noise.

Cherry also make MX Silent switches, which are not silent, but are quieter than 'standard' mech keys.
Of course, in order to use these, you'd either have to find a board that includes them (I can't find a 60% KB that incorporates them, on the web, although there are a couple of TKL boards out there) replace the switches on your 60% KB of choice (just ensure that whatever you buy has hot-swapable switches) or build your own KB.

If all of that is too much bother (or expense), membrane or rubber dome keyboards are pretty quiet.

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Re: Looking for a quieter keyboard
« Reply #3 on: 07:15 AM - 05/01/21 »
What’s your budget specifically?

Probably something in the 100-200 range

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Re: Looking for a quieter keyboard
« Reply #4 on: 11:58 AM - 05/01/21 »
TIP: A better mic.
Samson Q2U USB Dynamic-$60 only pick-ups your voice.
+ Broadcast quality, better than any headset.
+ use any Keyboard.
« Last Edit: 07:04 PM - 05/03/21 by alanmcgregor »

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Re: Looking for a quieter keyboard
« Reply #5 on: 05:45 PM - 05/01/21 »
My 60% keyboard is the Cooler Master SK621. I love it for its size and low profile keys.
Dedicated arrow keys...instantly better than the Razer Huntsman Mini I bought 6 months ago. I hate that they're tucked behind modifier keys on the Huntsman  :-\

I might track down an SK622.
« Last Edit: 05:52 PM - 05/01/21 by antithesis »

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Re: Looking for a quieter keyboard
« Reply #6 on: 12:47 AM - 05/02/21 »
I use the HyperX fps alloy pro tenleskey which uses cherry mx red switches these are pretty quiet you can also use o-rings to make it even more quiet but keep in mind it can also pick up some noise depending on the mic youre using.



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