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Offline macguy80

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XDA vs SA?
« on: Tue, 05 March 2019, 16:13:01 »
What is the difference between these two profiles. Please note: I have not used DSA. Most  XDA comparisons I have found mention that profile, but it's useless to me because I've never used it.

Also, I am a typist but not a gamer.

Thanks!

Offline thearctican

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Re: XDA vs SA?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 05 March 2019, 17:24:48 »
SA is generally a sculpted profile, where keys up toward the F row get taller and more angled, and arc back as you approach the bottom row. Row 3, where you can find the return key on Andi keyboards, is a relatively flat profile. You can find sets that are Row 3 only such as SA Ice Cap.

XDA is a flat profile all around, though the top of the Cap isn't as cupped as SA. You get a flatter key feel with more surface area.

Sound is night and day, however. XDA is relatively thin PBT and doesn't sound as nice as SA.

Offline macguy80

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Re: XDA vs SA?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 05 March 2019, 23:37:28 »
Thank you for such a great description!

Offline audiosl4ve

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Re: XDA vs SA?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 06 March 2019, 00:01:43 »
You mixing SA wih DSA? Those are very different profiles

Offline thearctican

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Re: XDA vs SA?
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 06 March 2019, 07:24:51 »
You mixing SA wih DSA? Those are very different profiles
They we're just pointing out the fact that comparing XDA as similar to DSA wouldn't be helpful.