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. Midrange is as near perfect as I've heard from a MM cart. The treble is free of sibilance and only sounds exaggerated on less-than-stellar LP pressings.
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. Run to the shop, buy this an instal it on your turntable. You will not regret it.
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. On the positive side: the frequency spectrum is full, consistent, and not harsh, highs are crystal clear, timbre is accurate, doesn’t sound sterile.
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. It was like a veil being lifted in comparison to my previous cartridge, absolutely musically better, more dynamic, better soundstage. Some say its too clinical, cold even.
Summary: Recently upgraded from the 2m blue. The blue sounded good but my listening need's were not fulfilled.Seem's like a relatively long break in, but that's okay(has been raining all week). Some serious change's the cartridge goe's thru during break in.All good, thought I may need to step up to the 2m black but as of lately I am uncertertain that I want to.Can be quite engaging with the right music and set up.Much more dynamic,open and detailed than the blue.
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. I am still greatly enjoying the sound. As it has broken in I notice the sound is smoother(a little less forward) which is what I had hoped would happen.
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. I agree what with virtually every word that was written in the lengthy but in my opinion accurate review by mvm below so no need to repeat all of that. Let me just ad that it takes effort to pull myself away from my system since I've had this cartridge.
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. This is my first foray into the world of modern magnetic cartridges (just got back into vinyl last year).
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 Prestige Silver. The main qualities of the 2M Blue are dynamism, excellent tracking and deep bass.
Summary: I bought this cart as a replacement for my Audio Technica 440MLa (a highly regarded cart in budget audiophile circles and a great cart in its own right) that was faintly humming on my Rega P3-24 TT. Speaking of the Rega the Ortofon was more than likely designed for the brand where the carts shape is nearly identical to the headshell of the Rega. This Ortofon is probably the best moving magnet cartridge I've heard so far.