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📊 Best Turntable Cartridges By Price - TTL Levels

This guide features moving magnet cartridges $500 and under. These are not DJ models.

Best Budget Cartridge Under $40

Staple Entry-Level Cartridge at $70

Upgradeable Entry level HiFi Cartridge at $80

Best-selling + Most Popular HiFi Cartridge at $100

Top Value Nude Diamond Stylus at $120

High-End Audio + Easy Installation at $179

A Step Above Elliptical, Nude Microlinear Stylus at $250 Range

Well-Reviewed Japan-made Cartridge, $300 Range

👉 A tight-specced elliptical stylus and upgraded cantilever deliver great dynamics and wide frequency range. Sumiko's revamped Oyster series has been one of the best reviewed cartridge lines since its introduction in 2020.

Nude Diamond Japanese Cartridge at $350

🥈Honorable Mention: Local Brand, Hand-Selected For Specs at $125