WM8960 Hi-Fi Sound Card HAT for Raspberry Pi, Stereo CODEC, Play/Record

SKU: 15668
Part Number: WM8960 Audio HAT
Brand: Waveshare




WM8960 Hi-Fi Sound Card HAT for Raspberry Pi, Stereo CODEC, Play/Record


This is a sound card HAT designed for Raspberry Pi, low power consumption, supports stereo encoding / decoding, features Hi-Fi playing / recording, what's more, it can directly drive speakers to play music.


  • Standard Raspberry Pi 40PIN GPIO extension header, supports Raspberry Pi series boards
  • Integrates WM8960 low power stereo CODEC, communicates via I2S interface
  • Integrates dual high-quality MEMS silicon Mic, supports left & right double channels recording, nice sound quality
  • Onboard standard 3.5mm earphone jack, play music via external earphone
  • Onboard dual-channel speaker interface, directly drives speakers
  • Supports sound effects such as stereo, 3D surrounding, etc.
  • Comes with development resources and manual (python demo code for playing / recording)


  • CODEC: WM8960
  • Power supply: 5V
  • Logic voltage: 3.3V
  • Control interface: I2C
  • Audio interface: I2S
  • DAC signal-noise ratio: 98dB
  • ADC signal-noise ratio: 94dB
  • Earphone driver: 40mW (16Ω@3.3V)
  • Speaker driver: 1W per channel (8Ω BTL)


WM8960 Audio HAT dimensions

Development Resources

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/WM8960_Audio_HAT

Weight: 0.163 kg

Quick Overview

Note: Raspberry Pi in the photos is NOT included.

  1. WM8960 Audio HAT x1
  2. 8Ω 5W Speaker x1
  3. RPi screws pack (2pcs) x1