Corsair Vengeance K60 vs SteelSeries 6Gv2 vs Razer Blackwidow vs Das Keyboard Model S Professional Silent

Posted December 25, 2011 by Sam Chen in Reviews

Since it was requested, here’s my comparison of 4 mechanical keyboards I recently did a typing sound test on: the Corsair Vengeance K60 vs the SteelSeries 6Gv2 vs the Razer Blackwidow vs the Das Keyboard Model S Professional Silent.

Video comparison:

Cherry MX Red (Corsair Vengeance K60) vs Blue (Razer Blackwidow) vs Brown (Das Keyboard Model S Professional Silent) vs Black (Steelseries 6Gv2) typing sound test:

Pro / Con Summary (By order of my most favorite to least)

1. Corsair Vengeance K60

[two]What I Like:
- Cherry MX Red key switches
- Keys have a short reset and are springy
- Silent
- Textured and rubberized w,a,s,d and 1-6 keys
- Dedicated media buttons
- USB extension port
- Option to disable Windows key
- Aluminum chassis is lightweight, durable and low maintenance
[/two] [two_last]What I didn’t:
- Some keys aren’t mechanical (Lesser used keys)
- Color doesn’t match with the rest of my black peripherals


2. Das Keyboard Model S Professional Silent

[two]What I like:
- Cherry MX Brown key switches
- Silent
- Best tactile feedback (Excellent for typing)
- Solid construction
- USB hub
- Classy look
[/two] [two_last]What I didn’t:
- Expensive
- No braided cord


3. Razer Blackwidow

[two]What I like:
- Cherry MX Blue key switches
- Very good tactile feedback (Excellent for typing)
- Macro keys
- Most inexpensive of the four
[/two] [two_last]What I didn’t:
- Noisy
- Feels like the “cheapest” of the four
- Glossy finish is high maintenance


4. Steelseries 6Gv2

[two]What I like:
- Solid build quality
- Key switches have a short reset and are very springy
- Low maintenance matte finish
[/two] [two_last]What I didn’t:
- Cherry MX Black key switches (Very heavy actuation force. May be preferred by some, but not me.)
- Shift key shortened for a backslash key (Bad for typing)
- No Windows key

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