Cherry MX switches are the mechanical keyboard switches which are known for their high quality, durability and great performance. Nowadays, every popular gamer and streamer uses them, as they provide excellence at par. They are available in a variety of different types, each with its own unique characteristics and much more as they add longevity to the set up.
Here is a brief overview of the most common Cherry MX switch types that have been used everywhere these days
#1 Linear Mx Switches
Linear switches have a smooth, consistent keystroke without any tactile feedback. They are typically the quietest type of switch, making them a good choice for gaming and other activities where speed and accuracy are important.
#2 Tactile Mx Switches
Tactile switches are popularly known to have a small bump on each keystroke that provides feedback to the user. So in the grand scheme of things they can help to improve typing accuracy and reduce fatigue. Tactile switches are a good choice for all-purpose use, including gaming, typing, and programming.
#3 Clicky MX Switches
Now when we talk about the licky switches, they have a tactile bump and an audible click on each keystroke and most of us love that sound plainly. This provides the most feedback to the user, but it also makes them the loudest type of switch. Clicky switches are a good choice for typists who want a satisfying typing experience.
Here is a table that summarizes the key characteristics of the most common Cherry MX switch types and the differences they have:
|Switch type||Actuation force (cN)||Actuation distance (mm)||Bottom-out distance (mm)||Tactile feedback||Audible click|
There are also a number of specialty Cherry MX switch types available, such as low-profile switches, speed switches, and silent switches so the variety is massive and we can pick the one we find suitable for our needs. These switches are designed for specific applications, such as gaming or use in quiet environments. When choosing a Cherry MX switch type, it is important to consider your personal preferences and the type of activities you will be using the keyboard for. If you are unsure which switch type is right for you, it is a good idea to try out a few different types before making a decision.
Here are some examples of different types available that we can buy immediately
#1 Linear Cherry MX Switches
i) Cherry MX Red
Linear, non-tactile, non-clicky and what not. So these are the the lightest Cherry MX switch, making it ideal for gaming and other activities where speed and accuracy are important. Read the details about these switches here:
ii) Cherry MX Silent Red
Linear, non-tactile, non-clicky, and silent. A quieter version of the Cherry MX Red switch, making it a good choice for gamers and typists who want to reduce noise.
iii) Cherry MX Silver Switches
This is an otehr linear and speed switch type. A faster version of the Cherry MX Red switch, with a shorter actuation distance. Ideal for gamers who want the fastest possible response time that is what liked by the popular streamers these days and we have seen flashing these switches every now and then.
These are the couple of examples of linear switches now we will move to the tactile cherry mx switch types and they are totally a different ball-game. So stay tuned:
#2 Tactile Switches
i) Cherry MX Dark Brown
Cherry MX Brown are the popular choice among the tactile cherry mx switch-types- They are plainly non-clicky and very much tactile. A good all-purpose switch, suitable for gaming, typing, and programming.
ii) Cherry MX Silent Brown
They are also tactile, non-clicky, and absolutely silent types of switches. A quieter version of the Cherry MX Brown switch, making it a good choice for all-purpose use in quiet environments so for a quieter environ in the room you have your setup these switches suit the most.
iii) Clear Mechanical Keyboard Switches
We have presented 90-pieces of these clear tactile keyboard switches which are clear tactile, non-clicky, with a heavier actuation force for which you can see the table above. A good choice for gamers and typists who want a more tactile typing experience.
#3 Clicky Switches
i) Cherry MX Blue Switches
They are tactile-switch-tyles and of course very clicky with the crisp sound. A popular switch for typists who want a satisfying typing experience. You can read about its details below or in the table above.
ii) Cherry MX Green
Once again we have cherry mx green switches which are also clicky and tactile with a heavier actuation force. A more pronounced version of the Cherry MX Blue switch, with a louder click and a heavier actuation force.
iii) Crystal White Cherry MX Switches
In the range of clicky cherry mx switches we have other range of crystal white ones and they are comparatively with a shorter actuation distance. A faster version of the Cherry MX Blue switch, with a shorter actuation distance and a lighter actuation force.
#4 Specialty Cherry MX Switch-types
In the cherry mx switch category we have one more important category of special switches for mechanical keyboards and this range is explosive in many ways when it comes to choosing the most suitable ones.
i) Cherry MX Low Profile Red
This 3 Pin Thiner 50g cherry mx low profile red switch is a non-tactile, non-clicky and low-profile and we have mentioned its force above in the list that you can see up there. A low-profile version of the Cherry MX Red switch, making it ideal for laptops and other devices where space is limited.
ii) Cherry MX Low Profile Silent Red
These silent red switches are linear, non-tactile, non-clicky and of course the low-profile ones so the silent version of the Cherry MX Low Profile Red switch, making it a good choice for laptops and other devices where noise is a concern. Your mechanical keyboard just goes peaceful while having them on. For the rest of the details you can see featured specs here:
iii) Speed Silver Cherry MX Switches
Here is a lot of wholesales authentic SMD RGB Cherry mx Switches with 3 pin for mechanical keyboards with the speed silver silent and it is used by the gamers for their speed having a shorter actuation distance. The fastest Cherry MX switch, with an actuation distance of just 1.2mm. Ideal for gamers who want the fastest possible response time.
iii) Cherry MX Silent Black
These silent black switches which are cherry mx are absolutely non-clicky and very much silent. A silent version of the Cherry MX Black switch, making it a good choice for gamers and typists who want a quiet and linear typing experience. You can see more details here and also on the table above that we have mentioned.
Some of the more Cherry MX Switch Types
I) Cherry MX Black
II) Cherry MX Gray
III) Cherry MX Purple
IV) Cherry MX Pink
V) Cherry MX Silent Brown Low Profile
VI) Cherry MX Silent Black Low Profile
VII) Cherry MX Clear Low Profile
VIII) Cherry MX Speed Silver Low Profile
#5 Choosing the Right Cherry MX Switch Type
When choosing a Cherry MX switch type, it is important to consider your personal preferences and the type of activities you will be using the keyboard for. If you are unsure which switch type is right for you, it is a good idea to try out a few different types before making a decision.
Here are some general guidelines to choose the right type of cherry mx switch-types for your use as the gamers cannot use switches suitable for typing stuff and while for typing you cannot choose otherwise.
i) Suitable Cherry Mx Switches For Gaming
Linear or tactile switches are typically the best choice for gaming. Linear switches are faster, while tactile switches provide more feedback.
ii) For Typing
Tactile or clicky switches are typically the best choice for typing. Tactile switches provide feedback to help improve accuracy, while clicky switches provide a satisfying typing experience