You'll like that blue Alps comparison video I have planned . It's true though, the differences are huge.SneakyRobb wrote: ↑25 Jul 2019, 20:17I just got a Chicony KB-5161A in great condition with blue alps.
I got this Chicony board because my Leading Edge DC-2014 also with blue alps doesn't have arrow keys etc and this can make light gaming a bit lacking. I dislike switching boards. Also I wish to acquire more blue alps boards.
The games I play require a lot of buttons arrows, numpad, function keys etc. So a full sized board made sense. So I got one.
For games that require a lot of fast presses and intensity I still use a topre real force. Which is a great board.
Even though the switches feel the mostly the same from the Chicony to the Leading Edge, the sound and even feel is shockingly different. The KB-5161A sounds very good, but it is worlds apart from the DC-2014
I knew before it wouldn't sound as good and I did start with one of the best sounding alps boards, but holy hell. I have to like suspend disbelief to use the KB-5161A so I don't notice it.
I told my wife I wouldn't buy anymore boards after some beamspring parts and these blue alps boards. Now the white whale becomes the Leading Edge DC-3014 with blue alps. Must acquire.
Alps switches are honestly like to me a symphony instrument player. The keycap is the instrument, and the case/plate is the auditiorium. Take the exact same player, give them a stradivarius violin in the Vienna concert hall and oof. Amazing.
Give them a plastic trumpet in a campsite bandstand. Technically great, but your experience is not as great
I've been told by people that own both that the DC-3014 doesn't sound AS good as the DC-2014, either - but this is subjective, of course.