I'm willing to spend up to £150ish ( willing to spend more for a big improvement ) on a set of good ( finally ) needles.
Whats every1 recomendations? I won't be getting the shure white labels though after my mates needles being dodgy!!
If you like the sound of your mate's Whitelabels (before they went dodgy, lol) then get some Shure M35Xs. They use the same tip as the Whitelabel so they sound very similar, almost as good. They are a lot tougher though. Stanton 680s are highly rated too
ive been through all sorts of needles/carts in the last 15 years! ive always brought different carts and needles each time the stylus needed replacing untill i got m447's! ive heard that the sound is not ment to be as good as others but ive tried most of the popular brands and i cant tell, i think they sound great!
This, my friend, is complete bollocks. The output voltage has nothing to do with bass level. In fact, it has little to do with anything when coupled to a DJ mixer.
I agree that they have excellent tracking, that's why I said they are good for scratching. The ruggedness is good for live situations too. But then, M35Xs are almost as good.
They do have a nice warm, over-emphasised bass, but the treble is bad. Really bad. I sold mine years ago because they gave me a headache, no joke. Personally I'd rather buy a cart with good bass, mids and treble and then compensate at the amp, rather than put up with crap highs.
I was told that Andy C uses Whitelabels at home, but whatever. I wouldn't believe that either until I see it myself, tbh.