The Audio-Technica VM760SLC is the top model in the company’s VM series of moving magnet phono cartridges. Its product brief touts the qualities of “excellent channel seperation, extended frequency response, and nuanced audio reproduction” for prospective buyers.
If you're looking for a good quality mid-level phono cartridge to enable your dreams of vinyl nirvana (on a budget), then the Shure M97xE is definitely worth your consideration. While perhaps not the most revealing cartridge in the world, the Shure M97xE does provide a few notable features and has a sound signature that many should find to be smooth and fatigue-free. It has a particular knack for taming brighter recordings and, overall seems to be an excellent value and a solid, engaging performer.