So I found this Stack Exchange site and I have problems with the left earbud of my wired headphones, and after overdoing such instructions here, I decided to ask about my problem with my earphones so I can try and fix it on my own. But the sort of questions of being "off-topic" stopped me from asking.

I looked at the tour page and it says:

Tour Page

The specified "electronics design" could be a sign, but I wasn't sure, so I also checked the tags, and there doesn't seem to be a tag like or

So are questions on earphones off-topic?


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and it is not about …

  • a shopping or buying recommendation.
  • consumer electronics such as media players, cell phones or smart phones, except when designing these products or modifying their electronics for other uses.
  • Programming software for a PC

This is the page to check on on-topicness

Headphones are not on topic because it's a consumer electronic repair or modification question

If your question is on a headphone circuit question, by all means post it.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I can think of many headphone questions that are on topic, but they all involve someone designing a headphone, not repairing their own. \$\endgroup\$
    – pipe
    Commented Feb 1, 2021 at 16:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ Good point, answer amended \$\endgroup\$
    – Voltage Spike Mod
    Commented Feb 1, 2021 at 16:44

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