These needles are priced right and are great for everything from mixing vinyl, remixing, scratching, and even mixing digital vinyl for Serato, Final Scratch, or Torq. If you're a lazy DJ like me and don't want to mess with headshells and attaching this and that, then these come right out of the case ready to go! An excellent all-in-one needle at a most affordable price!
Replacement for M44
If you are looking for this to replace the M44 cartridge then I would not recommend purchasing. The style of the cartridge makes it very attractive and makes for a higher accuracy when dropping the needle on the record however, and this is a big however. If you are a turntablist, the tracking does not compare to the M44. I purchased two of them and as always sweetwater shipped them out very quickly with the rest of my order. One of them came damaged and they sent the replacement out in no time at all. I will continue to order from Sweetwater. As for the cartridge itself, I did not use it with any non-time encoded records so I can't say for the quality of the stylus but Traktor Pro 2.6 recognized the encoding well with no errors through the Kontrol Z2 sound interface/mixer.