Cherry's MX series of mechanical switches has been a gold standard in the keyboard world for years. Whether you're a typist, a gamer, or somewhere in between, knowing your switch types is crucial. This updated guide now includes the newer Cherry MX Silent Black, MX Silent Red, and MX Speed Silver switches to help you make the best choice.
|Switch Type||Actuation Force||Sound||Tactile Feedback|
|MX Silent Black||60g||Extra Quiet||No|
|MX Silent Red||45g||Extra Quiet||No|
|MX Speed Silver||45g||Quiet||No|
MX Silent Black
MX Silent Black switches are essentially MX Black switches with added noise dampening features. They offer a smooth, linear actuation while keeping noise levels at a minimum.
MX Silent Red
Similar to MX Silent Black, the MX Silent Red switches offer the same noise dampening but require less force to actuate, making them an excellent choice for those who prefer a quieter yet responsive experience.
MX Speed Silver
The MX Speed Silver switches are designed for gamers who require rapid key actuation. They have a lower actuation point, allowing for faster key presses without the need for full actuation.
Cherry's ever-expanding range of MX switches means there's something for everyone. Whether you're looking for tactile feedback, quiet operation, or quick actuation, there's a Cherry MX switch tailored to your needs.