New in the programme is the SHURE N 95 ED | [ JC ]. Briefly put under the microscope and then measured with the test record from Ortofon and heard crosswise with various good records in comparison to the well-known BLACK DIAMOND.
The SHURE N 95 ED Japan manages 80µm, the BLACK DIAMOND (BD) 70. Both values are very good. It also crackles a little less. Tonally, the japanese is a bit more in the middle, sounds very clear and you might want to describe the sound as more purist. It also has fewer sibilants than the BD. But it doesn’t sound quite as full as the BD, and its bass foundation is a little leaner.
To sum up: the BD makes more of a good atmosphere, the Japan sounds more discreet. Both needles are excellent in their own way.