I've been trying out several carts and headshells lately and have now finally installed a wonderful old Shure V15 Type III with a VN35HE replacement stylus. I think the original NOS Shure styli go for silly money (An original boxed VN35E went for over £200 on ebay the other day) and are not always guaranteed to be any better than the generic copies because they are old stock and the rubber may have perished.
I have also been successful in finding the original headshell for my vintage Sony turntable, the SH-150H, which is now ably supporting the V15 cart.
My other cart/headshell pairing in frequent use is the Goldring Eroica LX on the Sony SH-145 shell. This is my first taste of the world of MC cartridges and I'm very impressed with what it does.
Before that I had an excellent Clearaudio Aurum Classics MM on a Sony SH-135 shell:
A more than capable Shure M97xE on a very smart ADC lightweight magnesium headshell:
The low-riding Goldring 1042 MM cart on the SH-135 shell:
Being set up with a Guru alignment protractor:
I have also tried an old Shure M75ED type 2 with a Pioneer shell. That combo is now somewhere in Italy.
Fortunately the cart pictured below is not one of mine. It probably sounds fine.