It seems that lately, I have been listening mostly to two recently acquired cartridges both from the early 1960's. They are an Empire 880 P and a Shure M7 N21D. I can't determine if it's the novelty of their age or if I truly prefer them to something more modern. And by modern I mean those from the 1970's & 80's. I have a number but none newer than early 1980's. For several years I have mostly been wandering among a Stanton 681EE, 500, Shure V15 III, M91E, M93E, Empire 2000E III and some others - ADC, Pickering, additional Shures plus a few I cannot recall. Last week I obtained a Pioneer Pl-630 onto which I installed an old Somus Blue I received second hand (also in the early 1980's) but never heard until now. But I have been listening to the early Empire and Shure 90% of the time. Another turntable I own is a first run Dual 1009 for which there are two cartridge carriers permitting easy back and forth between the 880 P and M7N21D. I don't really like using words to describe sound because they may conjure a perception unlike mine. However, and although they differ, both that Shure and that Empire have a fatter, rounder, fuller, more satisfying character than the others I have at my disposal. Not implying that older is better, just wondering if anyone reading experienced a similar attraction or infatuation with old cartridges?