I got this Glanz MFG 310LX - MM cartridge with a used TT I bought. The previous owner said it has probably been worn out. I plugged it in, and the sound was really good! The sound was addictive and easy to listen to.
I was positively surprised as not having heard anything about these carts before, but I think this stylus is indeed at the end of its lifespan. There was no distortion whatsoever, but it produced lots of additional clicks and pops, which I believe are either a sign of dirt or a worn stylus. I tried Magic Cleaner, but nothing liquid yet.
I think they don't manufacture these anymore? I didn't find any replacement styli anywhere. More info on Glanz?