Bought one of these as I aquired a Concorde head shell from a friend which xmas missing its stylus. I had a technics head shell and needle previously and I have to say the Ortofon Concorde Pro wins hands down for me. I do a lot of DJing and the needle's traction is excellent if set up right and to the manufacturers guidelines. Sound is crystal clear and looks great on my Technics 1210 too. seriously considering buying another one or else a set. Comes with a little case and cover for the stylus which is also cool.