Summary: Ohhhh the bass is fantastic. The tracking is superb and it excellently tracks inner grooves with very little to no IGD. Very musical and detailed cartridge and as usual with Ortofon it was easy to setup and install. Within half an hour I was listening.
Summary: *Bought in 2013,, there was no option for any year over 2010 for some reason. ..The 2M Bronze is mounted in a VPI JMW-9T tapered tonearm. It is a superb tracker and has a wide soundstage with carefully-positioning of the instruments in the stereo field. Low-end response is honest, not overdone.
Summary: Super. The only cartridges I listened to that I think sounded better is Ortofon 2M Black and ADC XLM Mk III (with original Shibata stylus). And the difference is not that big. If you have a budget cartridge like AT 95, Shure M75, or others of that cind.
Summary: It is very good! I have only a couple negatives to say: the bass could have more grip and details on the lower register but it is full and deep and detailed in the upper bass. The high frequencies are detailed and sometimes uncover too much the vinyl faults.
Summary: Prior to using the Ortofon 2M Blue I was using a Sumiko Pearl, even though it was a good entry level mm cartridge it was ok, tad to warm for my taste. After reading reviews on the 2M blue I decided to give it try.
Summary: I noticed there are very few posts. This is a follow up to my earlier post when I had just purchased my Ortofon 2M Red. I have had the cartridge for about 4 months now and I believe it is pretty well broken in now. My opinion of this cartridge hasn't changed much.
Summary: I upgraded from the 2mm Red to the 2mm Blue because I read some positive reviews and thought it might be worth it. The Blue exceeded my expectation in every way and does everything better than the 2mm read.
Summary: Just purchased a Ortofon 2M Red yesterday (Target Hi Fi, London ON) for $100. I read lots of reviews of lots of cartridges before deciding what to buy. So far I am still warming to the sound but I did not find anything objectional yet and I believe it will only improve as it breaks in.
Summary: The 2M Blue is not my favourite one, but it is a good one. I use it on a Rega Planar 2 turntable with a J.A. Michell Tecnoarm. The Ortofon 2M Blue is neither romantic nor warm, so if you are looking for a warm one, you should buy something else such as Ortofon MC1 Turbo, Shure m97xe or Grado...