Learn all about the best noisy keyboards available — from the beautiful to the budget-friendly
While some enthusiasts like their keyboards quiet, perhaps just as many want a bit more volume out of their board. For these people, the constant clatter generated by keypresses is music to their ears — creating a sense of satisfaction and peace.
If you find yourself on the noisier end of this spectrum, stick around. This article breaks down the six loudest mechanical keyboards (in our opinion) available today.
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The Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro is considered by many enthusiasts to be the best of the loud keyboards. Their Cherry MX Blues are the comfort food of keyboard switches, known for their solid feel, satisfying press, and trademark “click” sound.
Noisiness aside, this fully-featured keyboard also boasts beautiful, per-key RGB lighting, 100% anti-ghosting, on-the-fly macro recording, and high-quality construction. And for those gamers looking for a mechanical keyboard built for speed, the Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro S has a space-saving layout that will help you transition between your mouse and keyboard with ease. Accuracy also stays high — no matter how fast you’re typing.
Of the loudest mechanical keyboards available, the Ducky One 2 Mini might just be the most popular. After all, it is partially responsible for the rise of the 60% layout size now prevalent in the gaming community and beyond. But the keyboard's compact frame packs a punch, especially when outfitted with Kailh BOX White switches. These mechanical switches are very loud, amping up the audible feedback with an extra “click” on both ends of the keystroke.
As for features, the Ducky One 2 Mini is super portable, has premium, grease-resistant keycaps, and supports efficient mouse use with its number-pad-less layout. It’s also a gorgeous piece of hardware that looks great in almost any color scheme.
Those looking to really amp up the volume should consider the Glorious Modular Tenkeyless. While it comes equipped with Gateron Brown switches — and they work just fine for most — the keyboard's fully hot-swappable functionality means that you can mix and match any combination of switches to achieve the loudest sound profile possible.
The Glorious Modular Tenkeyless’s customizability is complemented by its beauty. The keyboard has floating keys, a sand-blasted aluminum faceplate, and RGB LED backlighting.
Overall, a stunning option that allows those dedicated to decibels to find their perfect pitch.
Imposing and budget-friendly, the Redragon K552 is a noisy keyboard with a ton of character. Its Outemu Blue switches (comparable to Cherry MX Blues) keep your keystrokes clicky, and the clatter generated by its plastic case adds another layer to the symphony.
But noisiness on the cheap isn’t all the Redragon K552 offers. Purpose-built for gaming, the keyboard’s durable design can withstand long, intense gaming sessions — and its oh-so-pretty RGB lighting ensures your setup looks good while you play.
All-in-all, Redragon K552 is an excellent choice for gamers who want a performance piece of hardware without a huge financial commitment.
The Durgod Taurus K320 is another option that won’t empty your wallet. Its Cherry Brown MX switches deliver a great one-two combo: Each key press generates a subtle but substantial audio punch and satisfying tactile feedback.
The keyboard is also highly customizable: You can reprogram the keys, dial in the sitting angle, and easily swap out switches with the keycap puller that comes as part of the package.
Did You Know? Handy HHKB accessories such as a keyboard lid and adjustable mobile device stand help make the most of your board. Click here to learn more.
There’s only one way to describe the Drop ALT (formerly MassDrop ALT): slick.
The dramatic, floating key design is accentuated by incredible, fully customizable lighting — both back and under — and a smooth, minimalistic case design.
But this beauty also has a little beast. Its Cherry MX Blue switches are as loud as Cherry MXs come, meaning steady typing is sure to generate the soothing cacophony enthusiasts look for in a loud keyboard.
While Happy Hacking Keyboards (HHKB) have earned a reputation for quality and innovation, they’ve also won many hearts over for the unique sound their Topre key switches make: The “Thock.” The HHKB Professional Classic sounds smooth and assured when in action — the ideal combination many enthusiasts look for in a loud keyboard.
Outside of its distinctive sound profile, the keyboard also features an efficient, near-symmetrical layout, ergonomic cylindrical step sculpted design, and the highest possible build quality and durability. Also, for enthusiasts who like to keep their keyboards unencumbered, a version of this keyboard — HHKB Professional HYBRID — comes with Bluetooth capabilities.
Did You Know? The HHKB layout repositions the control key to make it easier to execute more time-saving commands without leaving the home row. Click here to learn more.
While every option on this list has a lot to offer, there are no keyboards on the market quite like the HHKB Professional Classic and the HHKB Professional HYBRID. Their robust construction ensures long-lasting performance. Their hyper-efficient layout enables accuracy and speed. And Their Topre switches have a rich and resonant sound profile all their own. To take a closer look at these and other high-quality keyboards, check out our entire collection today.