Stylus for use with Cartridge AT-VM95 Compatible para tornamesa ATLP120X A conical stylus, also called a spherical stylus, resembles a sphere—much like a ballpoint pen. Because of the spherical stylus’s shape, spherical styli each have a large radius. Thus, they can trace less of a record’s tiny groove modulations which are associated with higher frequencies. The benefit of that is they pick up less debris and imperfections that lay deep in the record’s groove. If you are listening to older or more damaged records you will hear less pops and clicks during playback. They’re the least expensive stylus available, and they’re also the most commonly used.