The stylus I received was absolutely perfect. I was gifted one of those sound systems capable of playing CDs, vinyls, cassettes, etc., which was a dream until the record player stopped working. After years of my vinyls collecting dust, I decided to get crafty and see what I could do to fix my machine. Unfortunately for me, my system is no longer being manufactured. After some toggling with machine parts and a purchase of a new stylus, my record player finally works! The stylus I purchased is infinitely better than the original stylus in terms of quality. I am happy to have been able to save the money I would have spent on another system and to keep a thoughtful gift.