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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for turntable needles.

The stylus is the most important part of your turntable setup. It's what actually touches the record and determines how accurate your playback is. The needle is what makes contact with the record, and it's what you'll see when you look at your turntable's cartridge. Browse the top-ranked list of turntable needles below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica ATN3600L Replacement Stylus - White - Front_Zoom
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    "Purchased this as I broke my original stylus/needle. Perfect/authentic replacement for my AT-LP60-BT turntable. ...Quality entry-level stylus...This needle is for starter turntables. It sounds great!"

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    This ATN3600L styli is compatible with the following cartridges: AT3600 - AT3600L - AT3601 - AT3651 - AT3650L - AT3650C - AT3650 - AT3626. This is also the replacement stylus for turntable models Audio-Technica LP60USB and LP60.
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    "Purchased this as I broke my original stylus/needle. Perfect/authentic replacement for my AT-LP60-BT turntable. ...Quality entry-level stylus...This needle is for starter turntables. It sounds great!"

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    This ATN3600L styli is compatible with the following cartridges: AT3600 - AT3600L - AT3601 - AT3651 - AT3650L - AT3650C - AT3650 - AT3626. This is also the replacement stylus for turntable models Audio-Technica LP60USB and LP60.
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  2. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica AT-VMN95SH Replacement Stylus - Brown - Front_Zoom
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    "New Audio Technica cartridge...Love the new cartridge. Music is sounding better than ever....VM95SH is not the clearest sounding stylus, it has some good strengths, low noise and rumble being one of them, but doesn't sound as good as the two lower cost styluses. "

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    2.7 x 0.26 mil Shibata replacement stylus for these cartridges: AT-VM95SH.
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    "New Audio Technica cartridge...Love the new cartridge. Music is sounding better than ever....VM95SH is not the clearest sounding stylus, it has some good strengths, low noise and rumble being one of them, but doesn't sound as good as the two lower cost styluses. "

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    2.7 x 0.26 mil Shibata replacement stylus for these cartridges: AT-VM95SH.
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  3. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica AT-XP3 DJ Phonograph Cartridge - Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Inexpensive but quality dj vinyl needle...Decent low costing dj needle. Very durable considering the price....Good midlevel cartridge...Cartridge with extrapolating good detail from your vinyl. "

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    The AT-XP3 cartridge is specially designed for DJs. It features a highly-rigid polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body, has a tracking force of 2 to 4 grams, and offers a powerful output level of 5.5 mV. Its 0.6 mil conical bonded stylus tracks the center of the record groove for reliable performance and excellent fidelity. And the cartridge design provides maximum visibility of the stylus tip. The AT-XP3 cartridge is compatible with any XP or VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application. 0.6 mil conical bonded stylus tip. Highly-rigid polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body. 5.5 mV high-level output. Tracking force of 2.0 to 4.0 grams (3.0 grams standard). Durable carbon fiber-reinforced ABS cantilever and nylon wire suspension ensure precise tracking. Design offers maximum visibility of the stylus tip. Great tracking and channel separation for high-fidelity sound. AT-XP3 cartridge is compatible with any XP or VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application.
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    "Inexpensive but quality dj vinyl needle...Decent low costing dj needle. Very durable considering the price....Good midlevel cartridge...Cartridge with extrapolating good detail from your vinyl. "

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    The AT-XP3 cartridge is specially designed for DJs. It features a highly-rigid polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body, has a tracking force of 2 to 4 grams, and offers a powerful output level of 5.5 mV. Its 0.6 mil conical bonded stylus tracks the center of the record groove for reliable performance and excellent fidelity. And the cartridge design provides maximum visibility of the stylus tip. The AT-XP3 cartridge is compatible with any XP or VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application. 0.6 mil conical bonded stylus tip. Highly-rigid polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body. 5.5 mV high-level output. Tracking force of 2.0 to 4.0 grams (3.0 grams standard). Durable carbon fiber-reinforced ABS cantilever and nylon wire suspension ensure precise tracking. Design offers maximum visibility of the stylus tip. Great tracking and channel separation for high-fidelity sound. AT-XP3 cartridge is compatible with any XP or VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application.
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  4. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica AT-XP3/H Headshell Combo Kit - Blue - Front_Zoom

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    The AT-XP3/H combo kit includes the AT-XP3 DJ cartridge premounted on the AT-HS6BK headshell. 0.6 mil conical bonded stylus tip. Highly-rigid polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body. 5.5 mV high-level output. Tracking force of 2.0 to 4.0 grams (3.0 grams standard). Durable carbon fiber-reinforced ABS cantilever and nylon wire suspension ensure precise tracking. Design offers maximum visibility of the stylus tip. Great tracking and channel separation for high-fidelity sound. AT-XP3 cartridge is compatible with any XP or VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application. Universal ½"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges.
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    The AT-XP3/H combo kit includes the AT-XP3 DJ cartridge premounted on the AT-HS6BK headshell. 0.6 mil conical bonded stylus tip. Highly-rigid polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body. 5.5 mV high-level output. Tracking force of 2.0 to 4.0 grams (3.0 grams standard). Durable carbon fiber-reinforced ABS cantilever and nylon wire suspension ensure precise tracking. Design offers maximum visibility of the stylus tip. Great tracking and channel separation for high-fidelity sound. AT-XP3 cartridge is compatible with any XP or VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application. Universal ½"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges.
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  5. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica AT-VM95C/H Headshell/Cartridge Kit - Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Excellent cartridge...Excellent cartridge for my Audio Technica turntable. I highly recommend this for new turntables...Bought this for my tecnics sl-b2, sounds good, not great, fun to install and compare to the original stylus. Great value, great quality as well."

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    Product Description

    The AT-VM95C/H combo kit includes the AT-VM95C dual moving magnet cartridge premounted on the AT-HS6BK headshell. VM dual magnet cartridge with 0.6 mil conical stylus. Aluminum cantilever. Specially wound coils increase output voltage. Durable low-resonance polymer housing. Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws – no nuts or washers required. Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus. Universal ½"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges.
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    "Excellent cartridge...Excellent cartridge for my Audio Technica turntable. I highly recommend this for new turntables...Bought this for my tecnics sl-b2, sounds good, not great, fun to install and compare to the original stylus. Great value, great quality as well."

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    Product Description

    The AT-VM95C/H combo kit includes the AT-VM95C dual moving magnet cartridge premounted on the AT-HS6BK headshell. VM dual magnet cartridge with 0.6 mil conical stylus. Aluminum cantilever. Specially wound coils increase output voltage. Durable low-resonance polymer housing. Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws – no nuts or washers required. Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus. Universal ½"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges.
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  6. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica AT-VMN95EN Replacement Stylus - Orange - Front_Zoom
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    "I actually have this stylus mounted on an AT-XP3 cartridge body, and the combination packs a very present wallop (with the extra mv from the XP series bodies). ...Great replacement stylus!...Great replacement stylus for my Audio Technica turntable, sounds awesome!"

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    0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical replacement stylus for AT-VM95EN cartridge.
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    "I actually have this stylus mounted on an AT-XP3 cartridge body, and the combination packs a very present wallop (with the extra mv from the XP series bodies). ...Great replacement stylus!...Great replacement stylus for my Audio Technica turntable, sounds awesome!"

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    0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical replacement stylus for AT-VM95EN cartridge.
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  7. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica AT-VMN95ML Replacement Stylus - Red - Front_Zoom
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    "A very welcome update to my AT turntable...This upgraded stylus has made a big difference in the sound from the AT turntable....Audio Technica AT-VMN95ML Stylus Upgrade...Went with the AT-VMN95ML replacement stylus to upgrade my AT-VM95 cartridge which had a AT-VM95E elliptical cartridge. "

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    2.2 x 0.12 mil microlinear replacement stylus for AT-VM95ML cartridge.- Stylus Shape: Microlinear- Stylus Construction: Nude Square Shank
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    "A very welcome update to my AT turntable...This upgraded stylus has made a big difference in the sound from the AT turntable....Audio Technica AT-VMN95ML Stylus Upgrade...Went with the AT-VMN95ML replacement stylus to upgrade my AT-VM95 cartridge which had a AT-VM95E elliptical cartridge. "

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    2.2 x 0.12 mil microlinear replacement stylus for AT-VM95ML cartridge.- Stylus Shape: Microlinear- Stylus Construction: Nude Square Shank
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  8. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica ATN95EX Replacement Stylus AT-LP5 - Maroon - Angle_Zoom
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    "The Audio-Technica Turntable is probably one of my best purchases. I’ve been able to find albums and turn them into MP3’s. "

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    0.3 x 0.7 Diamond Elliptical Replacement Stylus with Bonded Round Shank. Replacement stylus for these cartridges: AT95EX.
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    "The Audio-Technica Turntable is probably one of my best purchases. I’ve been able to find albums and turn them into MP3’s. "

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    0.3 x 0.7 Diamond Elliptical Replacement Stylus with Bonded Round Shank. Replacement stylus for these cartridges: AT95EX.
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  9. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica AT-XP5/H Headshell Combo Kit - Red - Front_Zoom
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    "Great sounding cartridge, warm and with high end definition. Cartridge comes pre-aligned on headshell....I would recommend a better Audio Technica needle upgrade for your turntable"

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    The AT-XP5/H combo kit includes the AT-XP5 DJ cartridge premounted on the AT-HS6BK headshell. 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical bonded stylus tip. Highly rigid, lightweight polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body. 5.5 mV high-level output. Tracking force of 2.0 to 4.0 grams (3.0 grams standard). Durable carbon fiber-reinforced ABS cantilever and nylon wire suspension ensure precise tracking. Design offers maximum visibility of the stylus tip. Great tracking and channel separation for high-fidelity sound. Universal ½"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges.
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    "Great sounding cartridge, warm and with high end definition. Cartridge comes pre-aligned on headshell....I would recommend a better Audio Technica needle upgrade for your turntable"

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    Product Description

    The AT-XP5/H combo kit includes the AT-XP5 DJ cartridge premounted on the AT-HS6BK headshell. 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical bonded stylus tip. Highly rigid, lightweight polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body. 5.5 mV high-level output. Tracking force of 2.0 to 4.0 grams (3.0 grams standard). Durable carbon fiber-reinforced ABS cantilever and nylon wire suspension ensure precise tracking. Design offers maximum visibility of the stylus tip. Great tracking and channel separation for high-fidelity sound. Universal ½"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges.
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  10. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica AT-VM95E/H Headshell/Cartridge Kit - Green - Front_Zoom
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    "This cartridge took my turntable to another level for sure. ...Bought this as replacement for 40 year old TT stylus/cartridge where 1 channel stopped working. "

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    The AT-VM95E/H combo kit includes the AT-VM95E dual moving magnet cartridge premounted on the AT-HS6BK headshell. VM dual magnet cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus. Aluminum cantilever. Specially wound coils increase output voltage. Durable low-resonance polymer housing. Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws – no nuts or washers required. Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus. Universal ½"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges. Frequency Response: 20-22,000 Hz. Channel Separation: 20 (dB at 1 kHz). Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard). Stylus Construction: Bonded round shank. Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 ohms. Output: 4.0 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.). Channel Balance: 2.0 dB (1 kHz). Stylus Shape: 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical. Cantilever: Aluminum pipe. Mount: Half-inch. Replacement Stylus: AT-VMN95E. Coil Impedance: 3.3 k ohms (1 kHz). DC Resistance: 485 ohms. Load Capacitance: 100 to 200 pF. Coil Inductance: 550 mH (1 kHz). Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°. Dimensions (Cartridge): 17.2 mm (0.68") H × 18.9 mm (0.74") W × 28.3 mm (1.20") D. Weight (Cartridge): 6.1 g (0.22 oz). Dimensions (Cartridge & Headshell): 21.2 mm (0.83") H × 21.4 mm (0.84") W × 62.4 mm (2.46") D. Weight (Cartridge & Headshell): 15.5 g (0.55 oz). Accessories Included: Two 11 mm installation screws, two 8 mm installation screws, two washers.
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    "This cartridge took my turntable to another level for sure. ...Bought this as replacement for 40 year old TT stylus/cartridge where 1 channel stopped working. "

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    The AT-VM95E/H combo kit includes the AT-VM95E dual moving magnet cartridge premounted on the AT-HS6BK headshell. VM dual magnet cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus. Aluminum cantilever. Specially wound coils increase output voltage. Durable low-resonance polymer housing. Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws – no nuts or washers required. Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus. Universal ½"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges. Frequency Response: 20-22,000 Hz. Channel Separation: 20 (dB at 1 kHz). Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard). Stylus Construction: Bonded round shank. Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 ohms. Output: 4.0 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.). Channel Balance: 2.0 dB (1 kHz). Stylus Shape: 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical. Cantilever: Aluminum pipe. Mount: Half-inch. Replacement Stylus: AT-VMN95E. Coil Impedance: 3.3 k ohms (1 kHz). DC Resistance: 485 ohms. Load Capacitance: 100 to 200 pF. Coil Inductance: 550 mH (1 kHz). Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°. Dimensions (Cartridge): 17.2 mm (0.68") H × 18.9 mm (0.74") W × 28.3 mm (1.20") D. Weight (Cartridge): 6.1 g (0.22 oz). Dimensions (Cartridge & Headshell): 21.2 mm (0.83") H × 21.4 mm (0.84") W × 62.4 mm (2.46") D. Weight (Cartridge & Headshell): 15.5 g (0.55 oz). Accessories Included: Two 11 mm installation screws, two 8 mm installation screws, two washers.
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