The Cherry D44X 75g microswitch harkens back to the day of older arcade cabinet controls, and are considered highly desirable for the nostalgic feel of those cabinets. Today, the 75g actuation force gives it a noticable feedback during play, in additon to a soft but audible click.
Actuation force refers to how much force it takes to actuate the switch. For example, 125 grams takes noticably more force to actuate, versus 75 grams or 50 grams. This may work to your preferences and playstyle. At 75g, the acutation is light and responsive.
The content on my 2-player MAME cab is focused on fighting games and brawlers, but the stock switches that came with my HAPP sticks and concave buttons simply weren't cutting it: diagonals and quarter-circle motions were registering ~50 of the time, which was simply not acceptable.
I replaced the stock switches with these, and, man, the difference is staggering: I can now do dragon punches, forward/backward jumps, etc. with 100% success. These switches are absolutely worth the little bit of money--they took my MAME cab from being a hobby curiosity to a full-fledged addiction b/c it's such a joy to play my favorite fighting games now. AwRy108
Jun 19th 2020
Installed these cherries in my 4-player cabinet, replacing old cherries for both joysticks and buttons. Everything works nice and smooth now. Delivery was extremely efficient as well. Unknown
May 8th 2020
Cherry switches are super smoothJesus is Lord
Feb 6th 2020
These are deliciously smoothJesus is Lord
Jan 16th 2020
Just installed in my new setup. Seem great so far! Nice clicky feel to them.James B
Dec 3rd 2019
Waiting no more!
Just purchased a set of cherry micro switches and suzo happy competition buttons to replace my stock old happ ones for my upright arcade. Best upgrade I've done to my arcade yet. They fit perfect and work great with all my fighting games. Was waiting a long time for competition style buttons that fit, finally got my wish!Sean L
Nov 5th 2019
Huge Improvement Over "Lee" Switches
I purchased some Happ-style buttons elsewhere online that came with red/black Lee branded microswitches. Those switches were horrible and not every button had the same resistance or click. Some were very hard to press.
These Cherry D44X switches are a terrific upgrade. The Cherry's all feel the same and the pressure needed for each button is much softer compared to the cheap Lee switches.
I will buy the Cherry switches again for my next bartop or arcade stick project.JK
May 29th 2018
CHERRY = Best Microswitch I Ever Used !!!
Top Quality Microswitch..Very Reliable and Accurate..Best Microswitch I ever used..Will not use anything but Cherry Brand Microswitch ....Unknown
Jun 22nd 2017
There's nothing sweeter than Cherry
This was a great upgrade to breathe new life into my old arcade stick. The buttons are now perfectly responsive and audible. No more dropped combos!Wayne K.
Jan 21st 2017
This microswitch is perfect for those who want the nice feel of an American button while also being much more responsive than the standard e-switch. Great for games that require heavy action such as beat'em ups, fighting games, ans shmups. Personally I recommend the cherry microswitch with IL concave or competition long stem buttons for a combination of feeling and responsiveness.Gil E.
May 25th 2016