It's been so long since I had to buy any parts for my older gear that I no longer know which sellers or aftermarket brands to avoid.
I suspect that it would be a good idea to put a new stylus in the Shure M97LT cartridge I've been using in the SL-5 since I bought it long ago, but I'm not, um, sure whether I should pursue a genuine N97 LT (which the Shure website says is discontinued but available), get one from, say, a vendor like Needle Daddy on eBay ($16.29), or a specialist like LP Gear ($80), or what. Or would it make sense to just go with a new cartridge--I see that AT and Ortofon both seem well thought of hereabouts. (I've been a Shure user since I got my first Dual.)
I should say that I am of an age when "audiophile" means "I can hear the record over my tinnitus."