The s300me stylus from LP Tunes for the Empire 300ME cartridge is a really nice alternative to the higher priced stylus'. I've installed it on a Rotel 830 with a decent tonearm supporting cartridges up to 9 grams. I haven't quite got it broken in yet but listening to Tom Petty's Louisiana Rain (new 180g release), I immediately noticed good, well defined mids and deep, tight bass. Same is true listening to Amenisia from The Tubes (new blue vinyl release). I'm hoping that as it breaks in, the highs will become more crisp and pronounced. All in all though, for the price, this is a really nice stylus!