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.
>>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.
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.
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.
>>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.
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.
>>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.
>>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!
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.
>>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.
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/.
>>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.
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.
>>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.
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
>>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.
>>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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