Which cherry mx switch is right for you?
Cherry MX switches are by far the most popular switches found in mechanical keyboards. They come in many different colors, with each color offering a different feel. The most common are Black, Blue, Brown, and Red. Black – Black switches are best for FPS gamers as they offer a smooth, linear feel with the actuation point at the same spot as the reset point, perfect for double tapping. Blue – Blue switches are favored by MMO and RTS gamers, as they offer a distinct tactile bump halfway down the switch that lets you know when it’s been activated, which can greatly increase input speed. Brown – Brown switches are somewhat similar to Blue switches, and also have a tactile bump halfway through the switch. Many people prefer them to Blues as they’re slightly lighter, quieter and have an actuation point closer to the reset point.
Red – Red switches are essentially lighter versions of Black switches, losing the stiffness but retaining the smooth linear feel.