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What group is worse, audiophiles or mech keyboardfags
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Atleast a mechanical keyboard has its use, audiophiles just burn their money on useless shit
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audiophiles for sure
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>>52403872
https://strawpoll.me/6528469
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>>52403872
freetards
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Audiophiles. Why is this even a question? Mechanical keyboards are better than normal ones, even if they are gaymer shit and cost twice as much.
Audiophile equipment is INFERIOR to normal equipment and costs orders of magnitude more.
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>>52403973
even cheap gear if configured properly can sound amazing.... a power cleaner does wonders, my cheap $200 monitors sound like $1000 monitors, and there is a difference that you can hear.

after the $1500 range though, you're not getting much from studio monitors.
>>52403872
audiophiles for the reasons listed above.
i use a mech keyboard to game only.
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Both. I wasted €130 on a keyboard that broke 1 year later. I've wasted €250 on headphones that broke twice in 6 months. Yes, I'm a faggot.
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>>52403911
Holy shit, what is it with audiophiles crying over their overpriced headphones?

>mfw they wouldn't even react that way if the band was playing music live in front of them
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>>52403973
>CLACK CLACK CLACK better than my Microsoft Natural Elite
No.
Just because your $150 mechanical is better than the POS Dell throws in for free with a $200 Inspiron doesn't mean it's better than a decent rubber dome.
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>>52404032

Not to mention all the pairs of custom keycaps and artisan ones I bought on geekhack. Now I'm typing on this SP3 touch screen while in bed because i got no sex tonight and the mech is too loud for bed.
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>>52404058
Confirmed for never having typed on mechanical
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>>52403872
"install gentoo"ers are the worst
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>>52404109
I have both and desu it's preference. Also most people type faster on rubber dome.
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If a mech fag ever manages to spend as much money on keyboards as an audiophile spends on a pair of STAX SR-009 I'll have to say that the mechanical keyboards are the worst meme.

Mechs are expensive for keyboards, sure, but you'll never have to spend more than $300 if you're just looking for one keyboard (with caps - and a cable - and a frame).

>all that custom shit and it's still almost impossible to get a 105 key Danish ISO layout without going through custom sites like WASD
>WASD V2, MX Clear, 105 key Danish ISO
>$165
Not too bad.
>International Economy $46.63
>International Priority $53.14
>USPS Priority Mail Express International $70.55
>high probability of VAT (additional $40) and import fee (add $25) if it gets spotted on its way through customs
The shipping and taxes from the US to Denmark kinda kills it for me, at least.

I wish those guys had a EU branch.
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Don't you dare talk shit about superior Mechanical keyboards you fucking faggot.
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>>52404142
>most people type faster on rubber dome
Most definitely. Also they miss half the keys and mistype every word.
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>>52404109
I bought a mechanical keyboard a couple of months back. I found it horrific and went back to my comfy Dell RT7D10.
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You
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>>52404024
What is a power cleaner?

>>52404058
Mechanical keyboards have advantages and disadvantages. The loudness can be annoying, but it gives more feedback. The feel of typing on them is unique, but some people don't like it. I think a good mechanical keyboard is better than ANY rubber dome, but you can disagree. It's subjective.

Audiophile equipment has NO advantages. It sounds simply inferior to normal equipment. It is objectively shit.
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I don't understand why people don't understand either of these things.

Some guys like cars, some guys like computers, some guys like headphones, some guys like guns, some guys like mechanical keyboards, some guys like riced out linux desktops, some guys like posting maki, some guys like hardcore horse porn. Look what site you're on. People like things you don't like or understand. What's the problem? Get over it.
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>>52404177
Maybe if you're literally retarded. Are you literally retarded, anon?
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>>52404177
I'm talking about the same person. Give it a try if you have both kinds of keyboard. Stop being a cult follower.
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>>52404206
What's your wpm, rubberdometard?
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>>52404188
>what is a power cleaner
It's just a box filled with placebo that you plug into your outlet and use as a power strip.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_conditioner
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>>52404202
>People like things you don't like or understand.
Audiophiles like things THEY don't understand.

I love quality audio equipment. I have a nice setup. I have no problem with people buying good equipment. The problem is that audiophiles don't buy good equipment. They buy snake oil that costs $50,000 and sounds inferior to a $300 netbook and $200 headphones.
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>All these people that like things I don't.

When will they learn that I don't like their thing so they shouldn't either? I mean am I right?
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Mech keyboards:
>$150 for a possibly superior experience
Audiophile gear:
>$50,000 for objectively inferior snake oil

What do you think?
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>>52404179
Pics or it didn't happen
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>>52403872
I'd just like to interject for moment. What you're refering to as keyboardfags, is in fact, GNU/keyboardfags, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus keyboardfags. keyboardfags is not something people are by itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU human concept made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full faggot as defined by POSIX.

Many computer users buy into the keyboard faggotry every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called keyboardfaggot, and many of them are not aware that it is basically the GNU philosophy, developed by the GNU Project.

There really exist keyboardfags, and these people are keyboardfags, but it is just a part of the system they are part of. Keyboardfaggotry is the kernel: the core of the system that allocates money to mechanical keyboards. The kernel is an essential part of keyboardfaggotry, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete faggot. Keyboardfaggotry is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with keyboards added, or GNU/keyboardfags. All the so-called keyboardfags are really variations of GNU/keyboardfags!
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>>52404275
>>52404202
samefag
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Audiophiles are pretty much the vegans of the tech world. They try to pretend that tastes are objective and throw around pseudoscience/morals as if they are absolute. I got some Beats years ago for Christmas and hated the way they sounded so I traded them in for some Sennheiser HD 600s. I like them much better. That doesn't mean that someone who likes +12dB low frequencies is wrong or should get something else because I didn't like it.
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>>52404275
>>52404202
fuck off audiophile scum

your shit is OBJECTIVELY inferior
if you think it is good you are simply wrong
this is not a matter of opinion
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>>52404325
>Audiophiles are pretty much the vegans of the tech world. They try to pretend that tastes are objective
You retarded? Being a vegan is not about your tastes.

>That doesn't mean that someone who likes +12dB low frequencies is wrong or should get something else because I didn't like it.
That's not the problem with Beats. The problem with Beats is that they DON'T have good bass. If you want good bass, use your Sennheisers. The Beats are crap by every metric.
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>>52404326
Neither of them gave any indication they were audiophiles. I'm responding even though your post just screams trolling because honestly it's also indistinguishable from someone who's not.
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>>52404395

I didn't mean tastes as in flavour. I mean opinion. They harass people who eat meat and wear fur because it doesn't align with their moral compass. And yes, the Beats did sound like trash. I just wasn't about to start a war on /v2/.
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>>52404259
Who are you describing? Is it someone on this site I've never noticed or some pic from r/cringepixzlol of an ad for insulated cables that triggered you?
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>>52404224
86 according to the test I just used.

>>52404303
Sure.
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Where is the audiophile cut-off? Is it ok to pay 1~2k on a amplifier and speakers ?
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>>52404738
The cut off is at $1734 for both amp and speakers
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mechanical keyboards are for poor NEETs that need validation, audiophile gear is for rich oldfags that need validation.

>ms natural keyboard is cheap and protects your wrists
>DAC is an ancient well understood concept and your onboard audio is not _measurably_ different from your USB DAC let alone audibly

that being said I have too much money so I bought into both memes, ditched the mechanical keyboard, keeping the expensive speakers since they look cool
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requesting those gifs or videos of the audiophiles cringing and twitching when they try on headphones
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>>52404833
muh nkro
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>>52404833
THIS
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>>52404907
YT search "innderfidelity ultrasone" and choose the one with the brown headphone
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>>52404973
HAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHHAHAHAHA
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>>52403872
mech keyboard isnt a meme

we're all autistic, probably spend at least 12 hours a day "working" on a computer
may as well invest in a decent keyboard.
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Audiophiles by a huge margin.
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>>52403872
people who use apple products
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>>52403872
Linux users are the cancer killing /g/. This board used to be better before cancerous Linux users posting off topic anime and autistic free software crap began to ruin it.
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>>52405211
Are you high? Having people who actually know technology and who don't just use something because they are too stupid to do anything more than what comes with the computer is the only thing that makes /g/ good.
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Audiophiles are the worst kind because they spend THAT MUCH MORE money on a placebo.
Both mechanical keyboards and 'audiophile' equipment DOES improve upon the quality of the base-line equipment, but the reality is anything more than say £50 for a simple PC speaker set-up, £150-200 for headphones or £350 for a cinema set-up and you're literally pissing money away on nothing.
With those kinds of price ranges, I'm being lenient on to what type of stuff you can get, so you can still get the clean sound or the bassy sound or whatever - before really hitting 'why the fuck' tier autism about it all.

With mechanical keyboards, I don't tend to see them going above maybe £150, which for me is still a waste and the reason I've not even tried a mech keyboard is that I don't want to waste my money; but at least there's a damn difference in the switches.
Anything more than about £150-200 on a mech keyboard and you're a fucking moron though.

Then there's the audiophiles who need 50k equipment, no other audio file type than FLAC and claim there's an audible difference; which there really, really isn't.
So yes, audiophiles are bigger cancer than mech keyboard morons.
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>>52405645
>£50 for a simple PC speaker set-up, £150-200 for headphones or £350 for a cinema set-up
You're lowballing it for speakers, but yes you definitely don't need to spend anywhere close to $1000 for a good pair of speakers.
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Where's the vid of that old guy cringing in pain listening to sub audiophile headphones?
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What counts as audiophileness? If i mostly download flac/wav if i can for storage and correct tags and have scripts for converting to lossy formats and syncing them, does that make me one? I dont care /that/ much for quality but rather quality:size ratio and correct tags
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>>52406011
Wasting money on stuff like £20 cables, ultra expensive DACS, multiple thousand £ headphones etc.

Basically wasting tons of money on pseudo-scientific junk that won't do anything
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>>52406011
>I bought an extra hard drive so I can keep all my music at higher bitrates!
Vs
>I paid $300 for noise-isolating ethernet cable and my soundstage is much better!
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>>52403872
Keyboard quality is less measurable and more preferential, there's only so much you can spend on keyboards. The worst part about keyboardfags is they own too many fucking keyboards.

Audio quality is very measurable with preference being far less important, and you can spend us much on audio as a fucking house. The worst part about audiophiles is not only do they spend too much on audio and go through too many speakers and headphones, but if they actually looked at the measured quality of components instead of guessing, they could spend a few thousand dollars and have state of the art sound for decades.

Also can we think of any keyboard placebos? Audio has more placebos than every sugar pill in all clinical trials combined.
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>>52404738
I'm an audiofag btw. Spending $1k on an amp or speakers is acceptable under the assumption that they will never be replaced. New audio equipment isn't inherently better than old equipment like comparing a 10 year old processor or GPU to a new one. I consider it part of the house, like windows, carpet, wallpaper, etc. You buy it, you get it how you like it, and 20 years down the road it's still there doing its thing. Kind of like a theater.

Spending $1k on cables = kill yourself
Spending $1k on headphones = fucking retarded
Spending $1k on a DAC or preprocessor = genital compensation
Spending $1k on an amp = Maybe depending on the amp
Spending $1k on speakers = sure. I'm an aurasound fag so I know the pain of expensive speakers.
Spending $300 on hard drives for FLAC = acceptable
Spending $1k on wood, stain, glue, screws, speakers, and tools to build your own speakers from a design you found online that would look kickass in your house = GOD TIER
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