Purchased this for my brother-in-law who lives in India, as a replacement for his AT-LP60 Audio Technica turntable stylus and he was a happy camper, to receive this to replace the original, which probably was distorting his vinyls by now.
I was very impressed by this cartridge and the genuine packaging and quick delivery by BB, at a very competitive price with free shipping to store, in comparison to other online retailers selling a "generic compatible" version of this cartridge.
This is the genuine (not generic) stylus which is grayish-white in color like the original, has the AT logo and packed in a retail AT blister pack which says "Made in Japan" unlike the equivalent cartridges sold at other online retailers at twice the price.
Like the stock stylus, this also has carbon fiber on the cantilever.
The performance of this stylus is like the original, well balanced and without experiencing any distortion of sibilant sounds, great on mids and vocals with great clarity. There is no loss of dynamics and stereo imaging and the stylus plays so clear with very noticeable difference in sound.