Are shopping question where a user(Me) has done a bit of research but is noob and doesn't want to stupidly spend money on a High end(> 150$) electronic measurement device and is comparing two products but cannot figure out which one suits his needs valid?

  • \$\begingroup\$ I bet some people here chuckles a bit when you call $150 "high end". You might find a high end passive oscilloscope probe for that amount. :) But everything is relative... \$\endgroup\$
    – pipe
    Jan 21, 2018 at 7:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ You'll get better results in our EE.SE chat with those questions. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 21, 2018 at 22:14

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Comparing two products would be off-topic, but a more general discussion about how to measure what you need would be fine.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok. Not even comparing two products specifications for the needs of hobby electronics use? \$\endgroup\$
    – MaNyYaCk
    Jan 20, 2018 at 17:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ Right. That would be too specific to your particular needs. If it's for"general hobbyist use", that would be too speculative. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dave Tweed
    Jan 20, 2018 at 17:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Alright. Thanks :) \$\endgroup\$
    – MaNyYaCk
    Jan 20, 2018 at 17:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ If you have a highly specific question about the meaning of a particular parameter (and one not readily determined from the data sheet or a web search) that could potentially be on topic, but a question of this sort is going to start out with a very large amount of suspicion against it, so that you would have to very clearly state a technical query rather be seeking a preference or anticipated usefulness opinion. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 20, 2018 at 18:22

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