Ultimate DIY: the 3.5mm 1/8" mini jack plug collection thread

  1. thedips
    ok guys... after many many searches for the ultimate 3.5 mini plugs available for diy-ers.... seems like there arent as many cool plugs as there are rca or 1/4 ....

    so here is my attempt to consolidate all those plugs and jacks in one convenient thread.. so that hopefully 3.5 searches will bring people here instead of little random threads all over the intrawebz!

    please feel free to contribute a 3.5mm 1/8" mini stereo/mono jack/plug to this REFERENCE thread for DIY cable makers.....

    edit 1: also any suggestions comments or reviews of any or all of these plugs are also highly recommended!
    edit 2: please include any innards of any or all the mini plugs you come across that also would be a great reference for future cable makers.

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    NEUTRIK
    Neutrik, Connectors, XLR, Speakon, Audio
    3.5mm plugs



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    SWITCHCRAFT
    Switchcraft
    3.5 right angle
    3.5 heavy duty




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    CANARE
    Canare Corp. - Quality Cables and Connectors
    3.5 plugs Canare F series




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    CALRAD
    www.calrad.com
    calrad series 30 connectors





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    XLOHT
    XLO Electric
    3.5 XLO ht plug




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    PAILICCS
    pailiccs 3.5mm plug




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    SUPRA
    supra mp8 3.5 plug



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    QABLES
    www.qables.com
    3.5 threaded mini jack



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    YARBO AUDIOPHILE
    www.yarboaudiophile.com/
    3.5i stereo plug



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    VIABLUE AUDIO
    http://www.viablue.de/de/


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    CRYO-PARTS
    cryo-parts 3.5 custom mini plug



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    SONICWAVE
     
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  2. gore.rubicon
    why not expand it to different plug types =D
     
  3. thedips
    Quote:

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    why not expand it to different plug types =D




    ha! simply because i just have no idea where to begin with the "other types" there are literally so many.... however... when it comes to these little 3.5s it seems like i see the same 2 or 3....id love to see more variety such as other more "popular" connectors..
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  4. ThePredator
    The black nickel plated switchcrafts are not worth their price. I just built a cable with one and the plug is slightly too short, the nickel plating looks cheap, and the plastic rings are very cheap. Definitely not worth the $7 on mouser.
     
  5. Juaquin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gore.rubicon /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    why not expand it to different plug types =D



    The idea is to focus on one plug. A thread with all plugs would be huge, hard to navigate, and therefore not all that useful. This keeps it concise, I think.

    Now if only we could find a supplier for the PAILICCS plug.
     
  6. Lil' Knight
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ThePredator /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    The black nickel plated switchcrafts are not worth their price. I just build a cable with one and the plug is slightly too short, the nickel plating looks cheap, and the plastic rings are very cheap. Definitely not worth the $7 on mouser.



    It worths every penny @$5 from Markertek to me.
     
  7. FallenAngel Contributor
    Quote:

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    It worths every penny @$5 from Markertek to me.



    Worth every penny @ $3.89 from AudioAdapter. [​IMG]

    Best prices I've found for Neutrik and SwitchCraft connectors. They don't have much else, but for connectors, that's where I always go.
     
  8. thedips
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FallenAngel /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Worth every penny @ $3.89 from AudioAdapter. [​IMG]

    Best prices I've found for Neutrik and SwitchCraft connectors. They don't have much else, but for connectors, that's where I always go.




    thank for this... great price for sure!
     
  9. Lil' Knight
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FallenAngel /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Worth every penny @ $3.89 from AudioAdapter. [​IMG]

    Best prices I've found for Neutrik and SwitchCraft connectors. They don't have much else, but for connectors, that's where I always go.




    That's a very good source but I still prefer Markertek because they offer a variety of plugs and cables. [​IMG] Will save more, I think.
     
  10. Good Times
    XLO and Pail ones look fantastic
     
  11. labrat
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  12. AudioCats
  13. Juaquin
    I like the Neutrik right angles more than the switchcraft - the end of the plug is tapered so it fits into my iPhone jack while the case is still on.
     
  14. -=Germania=-
    Redco.com has the best prices I have seen on Mini plugs and they have bulk cable at cheap prices to suite many applications. If you are looking to do a cheap Mogami recable, this is the place to get everything in a single cheap order.
     
  15. Mandrakespain
    I am looking for a 1/4 to 1/8 ANGLED adaptor, but I have not found one yet, any ideas?

    Cheers
     

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