I use following cartridges, all on the same Marantz headshell for relative ease of swapping: Ortofon 2M Bronze (~30 hours) Nagaoka MP-110 (~10 hours) Sumiko Pearl (~40 hours) Piezo YM-308II (hours unknown) I've got one more headshell that needs a cartridge to both create a set of 4 complete setups for a display holder I have and, more importantly, to ideally provide a different listening experience. I am beyond thrilled with the Bronze -- it's been my primary cart this year, and appreciate the MP-110 and Pearl for their neutrality. I bought the Piezo because I regretted selling an Acutex cartridge I once had, and dig it's sound, as well. I run the 6300 straight through a 2275 and listen primarily to classic rock, alternative rock, and jazz vinyl. I'm not experienced enough to analyze the spec particulars of the cartridges I own, but I think they are all fairly similar in output (~5 mV). Would really appreciate recommendations that you believe would produce a different (not necessarily better) listening experience. At this time, I need cap cost at $100-$150. I bought the Piezo well below that and hold it in similar regard as the Nagaoka and Sumiko.