Comments on: How to Hack a Headphone Jack http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/ Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and DIY Electronics Projects and Tutorials Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:07:56 +0000 hourly 1 By: Catalin Dieaconu http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-6616 Sat, 26 Aug 2017 12:28:44 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-6616 The 30 pin apple cable is connected to the back of my car stereo and it has 8 little cables, the white one (down bellow) has 3. Would you please help me to connect them so I can play music from Iphone thru the car speakers?

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By: Catalin Dieaconu http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-6617 Sat, 26 Aug 2017 12:26:17 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-6617 Hi. How do I tight a jack aux cable to a 30 pin apple cable ?

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By: Steve http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-2425 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 02:49:55 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-2425 I am wanting to replace a dmx controller’s mic with.a line in anything i should know or can i just remove the mic and install the audio jack.

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By: Brandy brakefield http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-2326 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:37:31 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-2326 I have the pilot lighting blue male aux cord that has bluetooth, charging port, and power in and off . The wire got cut some how. How do you wire it up to make a single line male aux cord and it will still light up blue?

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By: Michael Madden http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-2078 Sat, 28 Jan 2017 13:10:03 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-2078 This answer is wrong. TRS plugs supply stereo audio. (TS supplies mono.) The tip is left, the ring is right and the sheath is common/ground. The answer is, yes you can. You will just have no place to connect the microphone signal from the TRRS wiring in the TRS plug, so you will lose the function of the microphone but will still have stereo audio, as you correctly surmised. (All 3 plug types are compatible with a TRRS socket, and will conduct the channels the respective plug type is meant to.)

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By: Flavio93Zena http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1983 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:07:29 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1983 Finally, someone actually posted this schematics in a decent manner. Thank you so much, although it made me swear anyway because my headset have reversed colors for left and right (no, I’m not mistaken, I had to purposely connect them wrong), no idea why but at least it works.
Thank you, have a nice day 🙂

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By: MB Ramesh http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1902 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:54:16 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1902 Thaks 4 dygaram. I like uvr dyagram.
I want. Colour wire red.. couper..blue..green

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By: Zarar http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1811 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:56:15 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1811 I have a LG earphone and it’s trss plug is not working as (wires are lose and when I this the wires closer from.the plug it starts working) so I removed the wires and separated the plug now I don’t know how to solder them and the previous plug.I have a dark purple, pink,green,red green,2 blue,three copper 1 is thicker, and a red wire.how do I solder them

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By: ChrisHollins http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1734 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 19:24:49 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1734 My Laptop has a TRRS connection. I want to make a adapter where the audio out is feed back to the mic to record webinars. Could i Solder the grounds together and solder a loop from the left right audio to the mic pin?

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By: Faaiez http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1618 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:19:24 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1618 Hi, have you managed to get these details?

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By: INOH http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1550 Sat, 13 Aug 2016 15:50:23 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1550 My headphone has 6 insulated wires,- red, blue, green, yellow, white, and black… Please what’s the configuration.?

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By: Corky http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1456 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:32:18 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1456 I find it interesting that the Raspberry Pi uses the sleeve for video out instead of microphone input. Be careful with your pin outs.

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By: Danny Ashwin http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1447 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:57:59 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1447 Can you mention which colour of the wire is left right ground and mic?

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By: Derp http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1357 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:45:44 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1357 yeah, i think so:)

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By: Nathan http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1355 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:21:05 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1355 I have a trrs but Idk how to connect it I have a blue wire a red wire a green wire and a copper wire

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By: Taha Naveed http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1335 Sat, 18 Jun 2016 19:36:20 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1335 Different headphones have different colour coding scheme for wires ,it is preferrable to use a multimeter to test connections. find the ground then left right audio and the last one will be the microphone. remember the L R will serve as positive +. and ground will be negative -, common for all.

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By: Ruel Pereira Pajarion http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1299 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 04:38:48 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1299 Hi..

Im trying to connect my (already cut) JBL T300APURE BASS(TRRS) to an ASUS ZENFONE2 HEADPHONE (TRRS) plug,but I CANT make it work.Need a little help please. ????

Here are their respective wiring:

JBL(split type cable)> LEFT WIRE-RED,BLUE,WHITE,COPPER

RIGHT WIRE- (another)RED,GREEN

ASUS(round cable)> RED,GREEN,WHITE,COPPER

THANKS IN ADVANCE CIRCUIT BASICS ????

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By: Dale Wagner http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1297 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:33:32 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1297 Just remember, on the TRRS for iPhones and other phones are wired differently. iPhones go left, right, ground, mic. Most others go left, right, mic, ground. They sell adapter cables that swap the mic and ground so you can use a headset that is wired one way with a phone that is wired the other way.

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By: roman hipolito http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1252 Tue, 24 May 2016 15:43:56 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1252 thank you circuit basics this helps me a lot.

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By: javier http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1224 Mon, 16 May 2016 04:42:50 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1224 What is the difference between the grounds for the mic, and left and audio channels?
Thanks for the info!

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By: richard woods http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1222 Sun, 15 May 2016 13:08:14 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1222 The diagram for the TRRS plug has the mic and ground labelled incorrectly. The as a rule the sleeve is usually the ground, 1st ring control or mic, 2nd ring right audio, tip left audio. All ground wire can be soldered together to the sleeve

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By: omprakash pachori http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1196 Thu, 05 May 2016 12:38:15 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1196 thanks for share knoledge

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By: Lakshmi Kanth http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1171 Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:59:37 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1171 Good u projects

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By: Ahmed http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1168 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:16:28 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1168 I have sharper image headphones with wires copper green blue and one which is copper+Green color. Please tell me which are the negative and ground terminals etc

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By: Cawk Franchise http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1104 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:04:09 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1104 oh yea, i think iPhone headphone should work on laptop without problem. Nokia’s mic is on trRs, and work if i plug it half-way. iPhone’s mic is on trrS. Just my opinion.

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By: Cawk Franchise http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1103 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 09:55:35 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1103 Here is how to convert TRRS to TRS without anything. First i want to say that TRRS pins are not always the same, i mean, the pins you mentioned above is an iPhone pins (Left, Right, Ground, Mic), and Nokia (and most headphone out there) pins are Left, Right, Mic, Ground. This method is only tested on (let say) Nokia headphone. To make sure that you have Nokia headphone, just plug your headphone to an android device or Nokia device and make sure its work.
Okay, so when I plug the headphone half-way on my laptop, i can hear the normal sounds, and the mic is work as well. But, when plug it all the way in, you can’t get the mic works, and the sound is horrible. Here is my solution, first you need to open the “control” plastic (the dial-up button,etc). You can see there are a mic and the button that you push everytime to make the sound good. On that button, let say there are 4 pins, 2 pins are already connected with cables. Your job is to connect the other 2 pins using lead. And that is how it work.
The second way… if your headphone control is using a mini circuit-board, you can use a tape to keep the button pressed (but sometime the mic is not working and No-Stereo || you can do an experiment).
If you can’t understand what I’m saying, sorry, I’m not an english speakers xD

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By: Noob guy with problems http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-1010 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 06:38:22 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-1010 Same issue here. Did you ever find out? Im guessing the white cord is the mic.

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By: ankit http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-936 Sat, 23 Jan 2016 19:08:18 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-936 In my Samsung galaxy grand neo my mic is not working because it has a small crack on motherbord can I conect mic with earphone jack. Please tell.

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By: Endy http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-934 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:05:29 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-934 Hi,

I am trying to repair a headset with microphone. There are two separate cables, glued together but physically separate.
In the right cable (where the microphone is) I find: red, blue and copper wires
In the left cable I find: green and copper wires

It looks likely that the green and red are left and right audio respectively like in your photo of a standard, 1-cable TTRS. Then it would be quite logical for the two copper wires to be masses, it would follow that the blue wire is the microphone. Could anyone confirm that ?

Thanks !

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By: Nikolay Ts. http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-907 Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:01:36 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-907 Ok. I’ve looked trough the article. However just to be on the safe side I’d like to ask:
How do I proceed when I have “dismantled” a hands-free/headphones set and found myself looking at wires* of these colors – Green; Blue; Copper; Red.
The order in witch they have been soldered is as I’ve listed them. From the furthest, smallest “ring” – Green, Middle – Blue, 3th is Copper and finally the red wire is soldered to a ring that seems to be the same as the one depicted in the article as “Sleeve”. Only here there is just a 1by1 mm elevation acting as ending of the jack section.

Here is a surprise: there is also one more copper wire standing unattached and by all accounts I think it must have came off the ring with the other Copper. . .

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By: Stoyanov http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-899 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:40:40 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-899 With this plug you can only get mono as explained in the article – you connect the wires from both sides and them connect them to the ring. The sleeve is for input so you can’t get an output signal from it.

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By: Stoyanov http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-898 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:42:19 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-898 Sorry, I just realized your answer was for another question 😀

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By: zaharistoyanovStoyanov http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-897 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:40:47 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-897 You misread his question – he got a TRS plug… Answer: with this plug you can only get mono as explained in the article – you connect the wires from both sides and them connect them to the ring. The sleeve is for input so you can’t get an output signal from it.

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By: George Patten http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-878 Fri, 01 Jan 2016 00:29:43 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-878 Very good info. Too bad all questions can’t be answered this well

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By: Alin Teodor Catană http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-869 Mon, 21 Dec 2015 18:09:53 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-869 This is good information! Thanks! What can i do to really give thanks?

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By: tarotali8 http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-846 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:13:02 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-846 how to connect two wired mic red and white into audio jack 3.5 ?

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By: Randy http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-830 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 12:35:50 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-830 yes, of course, you just wanna connect the “right audio wire” to both ring in your TRRS plug. That should do the trick

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By: sid man http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-827 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 20:41:01 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-827 Hello i have beats urbeats headphone
I want to the wire layout for trrs plug
It has 5 wires
Red
Green
Red gold
Green gold
Gold
And a white wire in between some wires dont know which please help me

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By: John Dockery-Jackson http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-824 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 00:55:30 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-824 I picked up the supplies at Radioshack to make the audio amplifier circuit. I ended up buying a mono audio cable before I realized you had used a TRS cable. I was trying to combine this project with another popular project, sending audio using a laser. I have the audio transformer and the laser set up to be my transmitter but instead of picking up the signal and throwing it to an amplified speaker, I wanted to make my own amplifier. Is this just wishful thinking on my part? Could the input signal be replaced with a photo resistor with the changing laser light or does this circuit require the TRS or TRRS in order to work? Could using a mono audio cable work too?

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By: Orrin http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-818 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:52:51 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-818 I have a broken headphone (an TRRS) I accidently bought a TRS plug, wil this work?

I dont use the mic at all so I was wondering if I solder the TRRS cable on a TRS plug will it work?

thanks in advance

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-792 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 06:37:37 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-792 Your welcome, thank you!

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By: Job http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-hack-a-headphone-jack/#comment-779 Sun, 15 Nov 2015 10:25:57 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=927#comment-779 Good stuff…thanks

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