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Quality


Very pleased with the m97xe - comparable to the v15 type 3 from the 70's.

Positive Review

Easy installation and alignment with the included protractor.

Positive Review

But i don't have a mega-dollar top studio quality perfect stereo system; so, a cartridge which sounds better on my neighbor's s...  Read More

Neutral Review

I bought one of these as a back up to my shure v15vxmr, after that model was discontinued, due to the difficulties of working w...  Read More

Neutral Review

Price


Is it as good or better than cartridges that cost hundreds or thousands of dollars more?

Positive Review

As mentioned, i bought this when the price was $100-$110 only a few years ago!

Neutral Review

77 and now the cost has sored to $429.

Neutral Review

Packaging/appearance


This happened to me even when i just put it in the tonearm.

Neutral Review

Competitiveness


Put this on a audio-technica headshell and use if for my at-120 and it sounds great.

Positive Review

Cartridges i've used recently include audio-technica at95e, grado prestige black, and audio-technica at92ecd, in other words.

Neutral Review

Metal bodied with an easy to replace, high-quality diamond stylus.

Neutral Review
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  • Our engine has analyzed and discovered that 76.0% of the reviews are reliable.
  • This product had a total of 1,148 reviews as of our last analysis date on Aug 3 2021.
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This cartridge has very nice audio reproduction and definitely an improvement over some other cartridges I've tried.

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Shure has a great history of producing outstanding professional audio gear. Their mics, in ear monitors and headsets are stand...  Read More


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Sorry correction i paid 90 i checked it’s awesome cartridge for even 150 but for 500 you can get lot better then this.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Cut to the chase, the stock 97xe, while having a strong familial resemblance to the v15v, sounded like it had just a bit of fur on it.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Great sounding cartridge/stylus-packing is excellent but did not arrive with stylus guard/cover-


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It is pricy just because they are not produced any more.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Shure has been around, and they know the mechanics of sound (totally unintentional rhyme there).


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I do find it's performance to be pretty articulate, and to my ears at least it sounds great and i feel that it's accurately reproducing my music.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Again, i don't have a plethora of confoundingly obscure and largely subjective audiophile terms to describe it, i just know that i dig it and that it tracks far better than anything else i've used to date, and at a miniscule down force of only 1.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    My guess is that the brush altered the contact of the stylus meeting the vinyl and since there's so little tracking force required to make it work well i think that may have factored in.

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