Advantages lighweight, slimline, durable, reasonable cheap, very good quality.
Disadvantages lightweight, slimline, some Djs do prefer bigger and heavier cartridges and styluses.
As a Hip Hop Dj for over 10 years I have always used Ortofon, personally I think they make the best cartridges and styluses, because they are slimline, it makes it easier to find particular grooves on records, especially when trying to find a groove quickly not just cueing. Other cartridges are a lot more bulkier, which can make it hard to see exactly where you are putting the stylus. I am definitley buying the Q-Bert Stylus though, The last set of Ortofon styluses I bought was in 2005. A pair for teaching at youth clubs (so they are robust!!!) and a pair for home and club use. They can last a ...