3.5mm stereo connectors for headphones and microphones are almost mandatory for audio projects. X1 (left) is a simple plug with connections for the audio channels (pin 2,3), and ground (pin 1). X2 (right) has pass-through contacts (pin 2,3) that divert audio to an internal speaker when headphones aren’t connected.
Here’s a breakdown of the audio connectors illustrated above. We found footprints for these parts, and several other SMD audio connectors, in the con-cuistack part library on the Cadsoft download page.
X1 3.5mm stereo audio jack (Mouser #161-3334-E, $1.16) This is a simple stereo audio jack with no internal pass-through. Fits footprint SJ-3523 in the con-cuistack library.
X2 3.5mm stereo audio jack with internal pass-through (Mouser #161-3335, $1.25) This is our favorite audio jack, but it looks like it’s going to be discontinued soon. Can anyone recommend an equivalent? Fits footprint SJ-3515 in the con-cuistack part library.
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