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Switch sound tester

Don tries to standardize sound tests with his testing rig.
Published December 6, 2021

In a previous video, Don introduced a 3D printed testing rig to standardize switch sound tests.

The first video is about the actual setup:

And the next video presents the first result, this time the sound profiles of various MX blacks. So these graphs are not force curves but sound levels in relation to a frequency range:

If you want to replicate the sound of a vintage [Cherry] MX Black you could get the kind of sound by using a standard Gateron MX Black. [...] If you want to replicate the sound of a lubed Gateron MX Black you could use a Kailh Box Black – Don.

Published on Mon 6th Dec 2021. Featured in KBD #55 (source).

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