Stanton H4S V2

Direct from Stanton

Replacement headshell for Stanton turntables and most other brands. Compatible with headshell-mount needles like 680 and 890. Includes 2 weights for better tracking. Gunmetal gray finish.

 

Review

The Stanton H4S V2 is a great budget headshell. Both the sound and finish are excellent for the price. The headshell is a perfect match for both the Stanton 500.V3 and the Shure M44-7. I have a pair of these in my personal collection and haven’t had any issues with them at all.

The only minor inconvenience is that the hardware package that is included is pretty low quality. If you like to experiment with things like changing cartridge angles, or overhangs, you need to get some better quality screws, as the included hardware will strip out in no time at all. I picked up a handful of stainless steel mounting screws for a couple dollars at the local hardware store, and haven’t had any complaints.