Here's what your record player's stylus looks like under a microscope

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While many have jumped ship from the vinyl resurgence and are perfectly content with their Spotify streaming and condensed mp4s, others are trying to get deeper into the life of their record players. Shared over at FACT are a host of images of record player styluses when they're put under a microscope. The differences between styluses are hard to notice with the naked eye, but they do make a difference in how sound is transmitted and how your records are treated. More science and nerddom on that can be found here. But for the aesthete, the images are what you're after: