I've already gone through 2 pairs on my m44-7's since January and i had to buy 2 for my right turntable (the one I scratch on). The needle quit out on me after i was trying to clean it & mistakenly moved it. I saved it for a few more days even used it for a party, worked just fine. I take a week off of DJing, and the needle just quits out tonight. It's 40$ a pop and I've already spent about 200$ alone on the stylus part of the needle. Is this normal? How long do they last you? I used to put alot of pressure on the record when I first started scratching which explains the first few needles, but I feel this shit is getting annoying!