Bought off amazon two months ago. Yes it has loud keys. I love mine, like mechanical keys. One small gripe is the back-lighting is only for the primary characters, for the shift characters you just need to know what's where or you're in trouble. I knew about this ahead of time, it's not a deal breaker for me. I paid $109 from newegg during a price drop from regular full retail of $129. Wish I had waited, but you never know what's going to show up on woot. Backlighting is bright green, no other colors to choose from. The usb pass through is handy if you like a usb audio wired headset or need another usb jack on your desktop but they put it the wrong side, it interferes with your mouse's personal space and it's easy to run into anything plugged into the jack. Should have been on the left side instead. I give it 4/5.