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Title: Zilent V2 Bad youtube review
Post by: asgeirtj on Thu, 03 June 2021, 05:13:04

Can anyone comment if the things in this video are true? Did this guy get a bad batch?
Title: Re: Zilent V2 Bad youtube review
Post by: Leslieann on Thu, 03 June 2021, 09:39:36
He complains the Durocks are better and tighter, but makes a note except for silent, meaning they probably have the exact same issues and likely does pertain to the shortened sliders due to the dampener. Inadvertently or not, he stacked the deck, you can't compare one type to another this way, it's not a fair fight.

I'm using 62g Zilent V2s, I didn't see the inconsistency but they do have more wobble than a normal switch. Personally, I think people make FAR, FAR too much of a big deal about wobble, I get it when it's excessive but if you can't tell when typing frankly I don't care. Yes, they're expensive and there are cheaper switches, but Zeal has multiple profiles, some of which no one else has (it's not just a spring rate change). So good or not, if that profile is what you're after there is no alternative, it doesn't matter if it's a deal if you hate the switch (been there done that!). And post modding, I find them to be quite nice.

Buy a pack and try them is really your best bet.
I get being are view he's being hyper critical but he kind of did a disservice regarding the wobble and if he soldered these that would explain some of the inconsistency as the Zeal housing has a lower temp and components can shift causing exactly what he saw. They are not alone in this and it's one reason few pre-builts offer Zeal switches.
Title: Re: Zilent V2 Bad youtube review
Post by: Arch4Life on Thu, 03 June 2021, 23:30:30
well, my friend have zilent v2 on his matrix noah (a ****ty board imo), and together they feel and sound like ****
 sound test link if ya interested in disgust your ears:
Title: Re: Zilent V2 Bad youtube review
Post by: Volny on Fri, 04 June 2021, 08:27:31
People often point out that wobble isn't noticeable when typing, but for me, that's never been the problem (except in cases of loose keycaps or modifiers that get held down by the corner) .

I notice wobble mainly when my fingers are resting on keys, and it always makes a keyboard feel cheap and rickety to me.
Title: Re: Zilent V2 Bad youtube review
Post by: Sintpinty on Fri, 04 June 2021, 12:11:53
well, my friend have zilent v2 on his matrix noah (a ****ty board imo), and together they feel and sound like ****
 sound test link if ya interested in disgust your ears:

Sounds like spoons clattering
Title: Re: Zilent V2 Bad youtube review
Post by: jamster on Sat, 05 June 2021, 01:37:03
I notice wobble mainly when my fingers are resting on keys, and it always makes a keyboard feel cheap and rickety to me.

I've never really thought about this before, but yeah, you've probably nailed it for me as well.