SparkFun TRRS 3.5mm Jack Breakout

TRRS connectors are the audio-style connectors that you see on some phones, MP3 players and development boards. TRRS stands for “Tip, Ring, Ring, Sleeve,” which reflects the fact that, unlike a standard stereo connector, this actually has three conductors and a ground. Some devices use the extra conductor for a microphone (like hands-free headsets) or to carry a video signal (like in some MP3/MP4 players). This breakout board makes it easy to add a TRRS jack to your prototype or project by breaking out each conductor to a standard 0.1" spaced header.

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Good product

Works great as expected

As expected

Nice little unit! I soldered it into place without incident. Maybe I’ll get to plug the earbuds into it and detect nuclear decay from my newly built bGeigie Nano Geiger counter.

Works perfectly!

This is exactly what I needed and works great! I’m glad that it is a 4 pin connector so I can fully use my headset!

So far so good

This is the only 4 pin 3.5mm headphone jack breakout we could find anywhere online and its working great.

Simple, effective and high quality

ordered them for final prototyping before soldering direct… this is a pretty basic product, well made and worked flawlessly. not much to say other than it’s a high quality jack (nice tight pressure in the jack) and breakout board.

If you are using with RasPI and GPIO you need to pay attention exactly how you plan your connections…. Not putting your connections in the right order, based on your pin out plan can be the different between being able to Hot Swap 1Wire sensors and causing a reboot due to shorting the pins as you plug it in……