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Which Cube Should I Get? Up To Date Recommendations

Wish Lin

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When it comes to the best, the cubes that are best out of the water are probably the best in water but I doubt you would want to ruin a cube like that. I would recommend a meilong because they are cheap, and respond to lube really well... and when you think about it all water is a very thin lube that just so happens to ruin the core and springs of your cube. BTW, never buy cubes off of Amazon. That is the #1 way you know that you are spending more than you have to for the same thing.
I totally agree with using the Meilong, but when it comes to cleaning,

the VOID CUBE is the best option.

See? It has no metal parts!
 

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Sculpted pros: Better grip than flat, better grip than concave, makes you look cool because you're using the puzzle all top solvers use, is on sale at the Cubicle right now
Sculpted cons: Very minor initial problems with recognition if you're used to flat; these go away quickly

Concave pros: Better grip than flat, more similar recognition to flat
Concave cons: Worse grip than sculpted, doesn't look cool, in general inferior to sculpted
 

Pailox

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Im thinking about getting my first magnetic cube, should i go for the Valk 3 Elite or the new Gan 356m?
Roux method
 
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Some of the cubes on the pinned post seem really outdated, I've tried to compile what I think are they best cubes as of now, links added too. Some catergories may have better cubes avaliable, but I may not know about them so I've left them unchanged, please add what you feel is needed. Links may also not be the cheapest place to get them so if you do know a better one please do add it.


Recommended 2x2x2:

Recommended 3x3x3:
  • Budget: Yuxin Little Magic - $4.99 or MoFang JiaoShi MeiLong 3x3 - $8.99 or YJ YuLong v2 - $7.99
  • Great: YJ MGC Elite - $14.99
  • Expert: Moyu Weilong GTS 3 M - $34.99 or DaYan TengYun M - $25.99 or GAN 356 XS - $59.99 or MoYu Weilong WR M - $38.99 or Valk Elite M - $44.99

Recommended 4x4x4:
  • Budget: QiYi Thunderclap Mini 4x4 - $12.95 or Meilong 4x4 - $4.99
  • Great: Qiyi Mini Wuque M - $31.95
  • Expert: Valk 4 M - $39.99 or MoYu AoSu 4x4 GTS2 M - $44.99 or MoYu AoSu WR M - $42.99

Recommended 5x5x5:

Recommended 6x6x6:

Recommended 7x7x7:
  • Budget: YJ YuFu v2 M - $19.99
  • Great: Yuxin Little Magic M - $27.99
  • Expert: Yuxin Hays 7 M - $54.95 or X-Man Spark 7x7 - $49.95

Recommended Megaminx:
  • Budget: Qiyi Qiheng - $7.95
  • Great: X-Man Galaxy Megaminx V2 (Sculpted) - $19.99 or YJ MGC Megaminx $22.99
  • Expert: X Man Galaxy v2 M - $29.99 or GAN Megaminx - $55.99

Recommended Skewb:
  • Budget: QiYi QiCheng Skewb - $7.50
  • Great: X Man Wingy Skewb - $13.99
  • Expert: X Man Wingy Skewb - $13.99 or MoYu AoYan Skewb - $18.99

Recommended Clock:
  • Budget: Lingao Clock - $9.95
  • Great: Lingao Clock - $9.95
  • Expert: Lingao Clock - $9.95
Recommended Pyraminx:
  • Budget: QiYi QiMing Pyraminx - $7.99 or Yulong v2 M Pryaminx - $7.99
  • Great: MoYu Magnetic Pyraminx - $13.99
  • Expert: X-Man Bell Magnetic Pyraminx - $14.50
Recommended Square-1:
  • Budget: Qiyi Qifa S - $6.99
  • Great: Yuxin Little Magic M - $9.99
  • Expert: X-Man Volt v2 M $19.99
 
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Some of the cubes on the pinned post seem really outdated, I've tried to compile what I think are they best cubes as of now, links added too. Some catergories may have better cubes avaliable, but I may not know about them so I've left them unchanged, please add what you feel is needed. Links may also not be the cheapest place to get them so if you do know a better one please do add it.


Recommended 2x2x2:

Recommended 3x3x3:
  • Budget: Yuxin Little Magic - $4.99 or MoFang JiaoShi MeiLong 3x3 - $8.99 or YJ YuLong v2 - $7.99
  • Great: YJ MGC Elite - $14.99
  • Expert: Moyu Weilong GTS 3 M - $34.99 or DaYan TengYun M - $25.99 or GAN 356 XS - $59.99 or MoYu Weilong WR M - $38.99 or Valk Elite M - $44.99

Recommended 4x4x4:
  • Budget: QiYi Thunderclap Mini 4x4 - $12.95 or Meilong 4x4 - $4.99
  • Great: Qiyi Mini Wuque M - $31.95
  • Expert: Valk 4 M - $39.99 or MoYu AoSu 4x4 GTS2 M - $44.99 or MoYu AoSu WR M - $42.99

Recommended 5x5x5:

Recommended 6x6x6:

Recommended 7x7x7:
  • Budget: YJ YuFu v2 M - $19.99
  • Great: Yuxin Little Magic M - $27.99
  • Expert: Yuxin Hays 7 M - $54.95 or X-Man Spark 7x7 - $49.95

Recommended Megaminx:
  • Budget: Qiyi Qiheng - $7.95
  • Great: X-Man Galaxy Megaminx V2 (Sculpted) - $19.99 or YJ MGC Megaminx $22.99
  • Expert: X Man Galaxy v2 M - $29.99 or GAN Megaminx - $55.99

Recommended Skewb:
  • Budget: QiYi QiCheng Skewb - $7.50
  • Great: X Man Wingy Skewb - $13.99
  • Expert: X Man Wingy Skewb - $13.99 or MoYu AoYan Skewb - $18.99

Recommended Clock:
  • Budget: Lingao Clock - $9.95
  • Great: Lingao Clock - $9.95
  • Expert: Lingao Clock - $9.95
Recommended Pyraminx:
  • Budget: QiYi QiMing Pyraminx - $7.99 or Yulong v2 M Pryaminx - $7.99
  • Great: MoYu Magnetic Pyraminx - $13.99
  • Expert: X-Man Bell Magnetic Pyraminx - $14.50
Recommended Square-1:
  • Budget: Qiyi Qifa S - $6.99
  • Great: Yuxin Little Magic M - $9.99
  • Expert: X-Man Volt v2 M $19.99
For Pyra

Budget: Mr. M
Great: Mr. M, Bell
Expert: Bell, Huanglong M

For Skewb

Budget: Cyclone Boys
Great: MoYu Magnetic, Wingy
Expert: Aoyan
 

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Couple things for Tom:

- you linked the MGC, not the MGC Elite, in 3x3s. The MGC Elite is $22.99, not $14.99.

- The Mr. M definitely needs to be added to the pyraminx recommendations. It has been used to set multiple national records in the US and was used to win US Nats in 2019.
 
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Updated version, GAN 356 M and that whole new line from GAN I think could be placed into the 'Great' 3x3 catergory, but I'll wait for a few more reviews to come out before that to confirm that they are fairly decent.

Recommended 2x2x2:

Recommended 3x3x3:
  • Budget: Yuxin Little Magic - $4.99 or MoFang JiaoShi MeiLong 3x3 - $8.99 or YJ YuLong v2 - $7.99
  • Great: YJ MGC Elite - $22.99
  • Expert: Moyu Weilong GTS 3 M - $34.99 or DaYan TengYun M - $25.99 or GAN 356 XS - $59.99 or MoYu Weilong WR M - $38.99 or Valk Elite M - $44.99

Recommended 4x4x4:
  • Budget: QiYi Thunderclap Mini 4x4 - $12.95 or Meilong 4x4 - $4.99
  • Great: Qiyi Mini Wuque M - $31.95
  • Expert: Valk 4 M - $39.99 or MoYu AoSu 4x4 GTS2 M - $44.99 or MoYu AoSu WR M - $42.99

Recommended 5x5x5:

Recommended 6x6x6:

Recommended 7x7x7:
  • Budget: YJ YuFu v2 M - $19.99
  • Great: Yuxin Little Magic M - $27.99
  • Expert: Yuxin Hays 7 M - $54.95 or X-Man Spark 7x7 - $49.95

Recommended Megaminx:
  • Budget: Qiyi Qiheng - $7.95
  • Great: X-Man Galaxy Megaminx V2 (Sculpted) - $19.99 or YJ MGC Megaminx $22.99
  • Expert: X Man Galaxy v2 M - $29.99 or GAN Megaminx - $55.99

Recommended Skewb:
  • Budget: Cyclone Boys Skewb - $9.99
  • Great: X Man Wingy Skewb - $13.99 or MoYu Magnetic Skewb - $13.99
  • Expert: X Man Wingy Skewb - $13.99 or MoYu AoYan Skewb - $18.99

Recommended Clock:
  • Budget: Lingao Clock - $9.95
  • Great: Lingao Clock - $9.95
  • Expert: Lingao Clock - $9.95
Recommended Pyraminx:
  • Budget: QiYi QiMing Pyraminx - $7.99 or Yulong v2 M Pryaminx - $7.99
  • Great: MoYu Magnetic Pyraminx - $13.99 or Mr M Pyraminx - $10.99
  • Expert: X-Man Bell Magnetic Pyraminx - $14.50 or Mr M Pyraminx - $10.99 or YuXin HuangLong Pyraminx - $14.99
Recommended Square-1:
  • Budget: Qiyi Qifa S - $6.99
  • Great: Yuxin Little Magic M - $9.99
  • Expert: X-Man Volt v2 M $19.99
 
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Pailox

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Is there a big difference between a MGC Elite and a Gan 356xs for a complete beginner (feeling wise not times) ?
 

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