Clear/transparent button Noise: Sanwa VS Seimitsu


#1

I had grabbed a set of Sanwa clear OBSCs a while back and they all made a terrible squeaking noise during use. I’m looking to replace them with clear Seimitsus. Has anyone had noise issues with the Seimitsu clear/transparent buttons? Any noise difference between snap-in and screw-in versions?

Any feedback would be much appreciated.


#2

They make the same noise as the sanwas in my experience, I went seimitsu -> sanwa and was surprised as I expected them to be more like the OBSFs


#3

Ugh, that is bad news. It’s almost hard to believe that all/most people with transparent buttons would be putting up with the noise they generate.
Can anyone confirm that they’re getting noise with the Seimitsus?


#4

Want me to record you a video?


#5

I myself am still on the fence about this and would love to hear them/know how long/how many presses it takes for this problem to occur.


#6

haha well, if you want to go that far… sure.


#7

The Sanwas do it right from the factory. it’s not just an issue that develops over time


#8

My ps14kn don’t squeak even after few months of use .


#9

Good to know. The snap-in Sanwas don’t seem to make the noise until they’ve been installed. Must have something to do with the pressure of the metal panel against them? i’m guessing if they made a screw-in version like Seimitsu’s KNs they wouldn’t make any noise since the plate wouldn’t be putting any force on the button.

Guess I will just have to order sets of both Seimitsu snap-in and screw-in to do my own test…


#10

My red OSBCs (came with Qanba Ice Red Q4) squeaked a little when the plunger was pressed slowly against the edge, but it went away after a week or so of regular use.