Shure M447 vs Ortofon Pro s

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  1. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    Currently got the ortofons but have heard really good things abou the Shure's. whats everyones preference?
     
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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    had both. prefer the shure.

    however im not sure its work replacing them tbh.
    you'd need the cart and stylus
    if your pro-s' stylus needs replacing it will be much cheaper than bagging a new shure cart/styli
     
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    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    true true, they just look more sturdy and nice tbh!
     
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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    yeah they are better imo than the pro-s'

    better for cueing up / durability. if you can afford to upgrade then i would. just don't expect a massive difference between them.
     
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    can u interchange the stylus for example put nightclubs on a pro s cartridge?
     
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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    i dont know tbh tone. look up the nightclub styli and see which carts it is compatible with.

    the m447s.. i have an spherical and elliptical styli for ripping vinyl. they both fit in the same cartridge
     
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    Used both - Definitely the M447's are better for durability.

    Ive got Concordes at the moment but when the time comes will revert back to Shures...
     
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    The styli are interchangeable as far as I know, been using some scratch ones on my DJ-S carts for a while now. The 447s are solid, brilliant for any sort of timecode.
     
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    life is expensive!
     
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    Amen mate! Cartridges are the bane of my life.

    Selling my 2 White labels at the moment if you're interested man, just throwing it out there!
     
  11. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    Shures, i used 447's for years then got ortofons and its been the biggest mistake in my whole 16 years of mixing
     
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    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    yeah mate, how come you selling them?
     
  13. Harry3

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    was it danwell who got told the headshell style carts are better for DVS? I cant remember why though, but something to bear in mind if youre gonna make the switch
     
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    shures for dvs. 100%

    my experiences of ortophons are they gather dust too easily and skip all over the place after a couple of months use.
     
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    I'm just not getting on with them too well man, fancy a change
     
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    I have a pair of shure whitelabels and I love them
     
  17. Serum

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    Another vote for Shures from me

    If you don't scratch then the M44Gs are a bit kinder to your vinyl. I've heard Ortofons wear your records down more but I'm not sure how much truth there is to that.
     
  18. djemz

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    From what I remember when I researched these M447 are some of the best styli out there, very long lasting, don't skip out the groove, more for scratching so if its just mixing Ortofons are probably the preferred option

    In the end I went for some stanton diablo where the styli ended up costing £25 each to replace, more than the replacement cost for the M447 each! And probably near to the amount it cost to buy them complete in the first place...so when they wear out again I'd be looking to upgrade to something else!
     
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