Thank you for taking some time to deal with a forum-newbie. However, my question(s) should be perhaps a bit interesting given the fact that I've scoured the internet for hours for this information, but to no avail... hence joining this community.
Anyway, here's the story:
I'm fixing (or hoping to fix) a pair of JBL J33i headphones (ear-buds) that have stopped working on the left side.
Side-note: Earlier, I had determined definitively that it was not a wiring issue, or loose connection, but rather a busted speaker itself. I might add that the warranty no longer applies since I physically dismantled the parts that were housing the speaker (well, it didn't apply anyways because my friend had injured some of the wire with a candle or something (which somehow wasn't causing the problem at hand)).
Anyway, my solution is this: simply find a working left speaker of the same JBL breed and solder the working halves together where necessary (I've done this before with much success).
And so, I have found (on ebay) a half-broken JBL J33a (not "J33i") headphone set with the only apparent difference being that the J33a's have an "Input Impedance" of 32ohms, while my friend's J33i's "Input Impedance" is 16ohms.
They have the same frequency response ("10Hz – 24kHz"), and the same driver size ("23/64" (9.2mm)").
So, can I mix these two speakers on the same set of headphones? What else am I not considering? Is it 'bad' for the mp3 players? Will the 32ohm-side be quieter? etc..etc...
Thank you for your help!
TLDR: Need to fix some ear-bud headphones that are broken on one side; what happens if I replace the broken 16ohm speaker (just one side) with a 32ohm ("input-impedance" ratings)?; all other specs are the same; suggestions?; bad idea?; Thanks!