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
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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
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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
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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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