if you have had your 15" MBP 2016 for a while

nph

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Have you gotten used to the keyboard or learned how to type so it doesn't echo through a room?
I need to use this for personal and professional use so be able to type without disturbing a full room is important to me.
 

leman

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We are four people in the office, two of which have the 2016 MBP and two older models. Can't claim any noticeable difference in the keyboard noise in day to day use.
 

tryrtryrtryrt

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Have you gotten used to the keyboard or learned how to type so it doesn't echo through a room?
I need to use this for personal and professional use so be able to type without disturbing a full room is important to me.
No and no and it still bothers me. But colleagues are not complaining, I mean it's noticeable, we have a laugh about it here or there but not THAT annoying.
 

Sanpete

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When I want to be quiet it's fairly easy. Anyone who has played piano a little will probably find it natural enough to type more softly when wanted. Most of us type forte when not thinking about it.
 
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tryrtryrtryrt

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When I want to be quiet it's fairly easy. Anyone who has played piano a little will probably find it natural enough to type more softly when wanted. Most of us type forte when not thinking about it.
Your fellow piano player here. Does not help much with MBP'16 unfortunately. :(
 

xsdeus

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I've never found the new keyboard to be any louder than the previous versions, but I also play piano. Don't know if it's personal preference.
 

Brammy

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It's louder. I've gotten a few looks in a class when I'm typing on it. I'm going to spend some time this weekend seeing if I can lighten my touch more to decrease the noise.
 

darkmaxdevil

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Yeah, tell me about it. A few guys in my office even carry around mechanical keyboard. When they start their programming session, it quite like a symphony playing in the office just the instrument is the keyboard. And also half the office already switched to 2016 MacBook Pros myself included. Not finding the new keyboard loud at all. Haha
 

TofSanity

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Have you gotten used to the keyboard or learned how to type so it doesn't echo through a room?
I need to use this for personal and professional use so be able to type without disturbing a full room is important to me.
I am sitting in an office of ten people and I can hear their keyboards more than they can hear or notice me typing on my 2016 15" MacBook Pro.
 

tryrtryrtryrt

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Yeah, tell me about it. A few guys in my office even carry around mechanical keyboard. When they start their programming session, it quite like a symphony playing in the office just the instrument is the keyboard. And also half the office already switched to 2016 MacBook Pros myself included. Not finding the new keyboard loud at all. Haha
I am sitting in an office of ten people and I can hear their keyboards more than they can hear or notice me typing on my 2016 15" MacBook Pro.
Top-tier state-of-the-art newest second generation Apple laptop keyboard is quieter than desktop mechanical keyboard. What an achievement. Oh god, Steve Jobs is rolling fast in his grave hearing this...
 
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TofSanity

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Top-tier state-of-the-art newest second generation Apple laptop keyboard is quieter than desktop mechanical keyboard. What an achievement. Oh god, Steve Jobs is rolling fast in his grave hearing this...
we all all use Dell Latitude E6430 laptops in our office, so there aren't any desktops or external keyboards.
 

tryrtryrtryrt

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we all all use Dell Latitude E6430 laptops in our office, so there aren't any desktops or external keyboards.
What a sad state of business - Apple's keyboard is being compared to Dells "of all people". :p As if anyone might've even expected it might be louder than Dell's. Oh boy.
You don't understand the irony of your last post, do you? :)
 

JMacHack

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Just asked my coworkers, nope, none of 'em notice. I have said that I have a light touch in other threads though, so take that as you will.
 

leman

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So, I just did some acoustic tests (really bad experimental design here, people, so its nonsensical, but at least):

2016 MBP noise emission when typing: 31dB
2015 MBP noise emission when typing: 30dB
 

nph

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Thanks for all the comments, I feel better now about buying one. honestly I don't expect Apple to change the design radically either. Maybe replace some material to ensure the "high pitch" sticking sound will go away.
 
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csurfr

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Honestly, after the first few weeks of use I started to notice the volume begin to taper off. Could the keys be louder than the 2015? Sure. Could a lot of us be pressing harder than we need to based on the amount of travel required for other keyboards? Sure. It's a combination of factors.

I have been around others that have the same machine as I do, and I don't notice them typing much louder than anyone else.