I have been observing the various responses to your question, some on the mark others somewhat afield. So I will add my two cents worth. I have the V15 III with the JICO VN35HE stylus and love it. I compair it with the early model (barillium) of the JICO SAS stylus on my M97xE. I find that the HE performs just as well as the SAS. I also have the LP Gear VL stylus on my M75 and M95 and I find it very hard to select one over the other. When push comes to shuv I gravitate between the V15/HE combo and the M97xE/SAS. So in the end I would suggest the VN35HE from JICO, less costly with no compromise in sound quality. I realize that different systems will produce different results, so ultimaely only you will be able to judge what is best for you system. Good luck.
DualSpinsMyVinyl, Dynaco-PAT4 Pre Amp, VTA ST-120 Valve Amp, Dual 1219,1249, Shure M97xE JICO SAS, V15 T III JICO VN35HE, M95HE, M75ED-T2, M71, Grace F8, Technics SL7-Ortofon TM14/Shibata stylus,Heil AMT-10b spkrs, Sansui QRX3500.