Excerpt: I love how the Shure cartridge sounds in my system but a little accident left me needing a new stylus. I had been hesitating because a new one was nearly the same price as the entire cartridge. Saw an ad for B H Photo and their price was about half of other suppliers. My vinyl sounds great again !
Summary: The needle broke off after playing on 6 albums. Just snapped right off. No refund after 30 days. I'm 19 days past. $50 down the drain. I'll find a reputable dealer who stands behind their products.
Summary: I ordered the Shure N97xE Cart from Amazon and was very pleased with how it tracked and reproduced the sounds from my 45's and 33's. But beware as Easy-going posted and I noted myself that the stylus is very thin and fragile than most and there was green crud where it mounts to it's holder. I was attempting to set the tracking force with a gage and when I set the cartridge/tonearm onto the gage pad the stylus simply broke-off.
Should cost three times as much.... but we won't say that too loud
1 November 2013
Summary: This stylus opened up my Thorens TD146's true potential! sound depth greatly increased and the sound floor dropped quite a bit too! highly recommend this to anybody weather you're on a budget or can afford some other $15,000 stylus/cart!