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Shure M97XE
9.3 out of 10

Shure M97XE

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Overall 10
10

best shoot so far

mothball, B&H Photo
28 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Heaved loved hi-fi for decades and have had a lot of shure cartridges from the m3 to the v15 and the sc39ed. The m97xe is there best shot yet. Every review i had read has been dead on. this shure is definitely audiofile quality. And for the B&H price you can't go wrong.
  • Pros: Excellent Sound
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Overall 10
10

"I would buy this product again and again"

Hank the Speeder, B&H Photo
23 July 2015
  • Excerpt: I have owned a number of Shure V-15 cartridges in the past. This cartridge has a impressive performance. It projects a very smooth easy to listen to sound. I like it so much that I bought two additional units while they are still available. They provide the best performance in their price range.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Professional Features, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Superb phono cartridge.

Doc., B&H Photo
29 June 2015
  • Excerpt: Excellent tracking, superb dynamic range. Realistic orchertal balance when listening to opera and symphonic stereo recordings.Ideal, extremely cost effective replacement for the Shure V15 cartridge.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Professional Features
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Overall 10
10

Still top notch

Uncle Earl, B&H Photo
20 June 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought my first Shure cartridge in 1961 to install in a Reckocut belt drive turntable. Unfortunately, the belts dry out over time and are no longer available. So I bought the Audio Technica direct drive table betting that they've solved the rumble and wow problems such tables had early on.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound
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Overall 10
10

Really great! Don't overthink it.

Radiomolly, B&H Photo
10 June 2015
  • Excerpt: This is a nice light cartridge with a nice rich sound. I used it to replace an old Audio Technica cartridge and stylus on a 40-year-old Dual. The dynamic stabilizer is great for old record players and slightly imperfect old records.
  • Pros: Excellent Sound
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Overall 10
10

I would buy this product again.

Rey, B&H Photo
1 June 2015
  • Excerpt: Excellent service and fast shipping.
  • Pros: Excellent Sound
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Excellent sound!

GK Chesterton fan, B&H Photo
21 May 2015
  • Excerpt: Actually am using the stylus in my 1970's Shure M104e cartridge and it sounds wonderful. Tracking at 1.5 grams. This is the second headshell set-up I use with my Denon D300p turntable and vintage NAD receiver and A70 Boston Acoustics loudspeakers. Recommended.
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Overall 10
10

An excellent performer and value.

music lover, B&H Photo
19 May 2015
  • Excerpt: I had forgotten the terrific sound from my older records, some of which were recorded direct to record lathe and not sold widely. I couldn't be happier!
  • Pros: Excellent Sound, Value
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Satisfaction

Hal, B&H Photo
5 May 2015
  • Excerpt: My elderly Shure V15 III stylist broke and the Shure M97XE replacement cartridge is a Shure winner!
  • Pros: Excellent Sound
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Overall 8
8.0

Audiophile Quality at Budget Prices

groovegrinder, B&H Photo
28 April 2015
  • Excerpt: I purchased this cartridge to replace an old one on a vintage turntable I recently acquired for my daughter who has begun to collect vinyl. The M97xe was easy to install and calibrate, and worked beautifully with the low mass tonearm on the turntable.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound
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