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The cubing argument thread

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First of all, lets establish that different people have different preferences. I can deal with spring noise, but I like my cubes to feel more premium.
Second, we can't really debate this bc it is a preference.
Good point. Although I will point out, preferences are opinions, and so, therefore, some people will argue about them.
Oh well, people are entitled to their opinion, so let them argue. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
(As long as they're constructive and kind, that is.)
 

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Liking spring noise is a cope. For those of us that do not own large collections of spring-based puzzles already, maglev is a just obviously better.
I'm'na have to agree to disagree here. Spring noises for me are nostalgic, but that's just my preference. You're entitled to your opinion.
(And I think having a Maglev cube would be cool nonetheless.)
 

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To be honest, I'm struggling to take your claim that spring noise is good, because it reminds you of better times, very seriously. Do you prefer cubes that lock up all the time? Or remove the magnets, like in the good ol' days?
 

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It seems like people spent years trying to minimize spring noise, but now claim it's actually music to their ears.
Haha music to their ears! Nah, nothing like that for me, I’ve just never understood the big issue with it. The whole dang cube makes noise, I do find the differences in audio interesting between cubes but have never understood why “spring noise” has been talked about so much in the community for years.

First of all, lets establish that different people have different preferences. I can deal with spring noise, but I like my cubes to feel more premium.
Second, we can't really debate this bc it is a preference.
I’m aware of preferences; thanks for establishing that though. I’m not trying to debate here…this is the ARGUMENT thread! Haha.

So the presence of spring noise negates the premium FEELING?

Liking spring noise is a cope. For those of us that do not own large collections of spring-based puzzles already, maglev is just obviously better.
in terms of maglev being “obviously better” that remains to be seen. The minute adjustments of maglev systems is yet to be tested by the masses in the market. The stiffness provided in springs vs magnets is an interesting physics topic. Different, not objectively better. IMO we reached the point of diminishing returns years ago in cubing technology, newer is not necessarily better.

I’m not pro spring not noise by any means, I just think complaining about it is cliche and overhyped.
 

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To be honest, I'm struggling to take your claim that spring noise is good, because it reminds you of better times, very seriously. Do you prefer cubes that lock up all the time? Or remove the magnets, like in the good ol' days?
No
It seems like people spent years trying to minimize spring noise, but now claim it's actually music to their ears.
Well, all I'm saying is, we'd better enjoy it while we can. Once maglev tech becomes cheap enough, they may stop manufacturing spring-based cubes entirely (except the good ol' Rubik's brand, but nobody cares about that).
 

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So the presence of spring noise negates the premium FEELING?
Absolutely. With some spring noise, the problem is the spring is catching on a piece of plastic or something of the like. It can change the feeling of one the center turning drastically. Second, I definitely think a cube without every turn going *creak creak CREAK CREAK CREAK* is a lot more premium.
 

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Absolutely. With some spring noise, the problem is the spring is catching on a piece of plastic or something of the like. It can change the feeling of one the center turning drastically. Second, I definitely think a cube without every turn going *creak creak CREAK CREAK CREAK* is a lot more premium.
Sounds like a preference to me...

One of the sides creaks a bit, but that does nothing to negate the premium feeling -- sounds like a used-car salesman.
Haha, good one!
 
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