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If you know little about turntables, I'm guessing you also know little about setting up a cartridge. A mediocre cartridge, installed propery, will sound better than a great cartridge installed badly. That argues for buying locally, from a hi-fi shop that can do the set-up for you, rather than online.
The M97xE and inexpensive Grados are excellent choices if you like a bit of a rich sound. If you crave something faster and leaner, I would recommend the Ortofon OM-10, priced at $60.00. The nice thing about the Ortofon is that it can be upgraded to the much better sounding OM-20 or OM-30 for only the price of the replacement stylus. If you crave faster and leaner yet (I do) the Audio Technica AT-440ML is an excellent choice. Unlike the other recommended cartridges, it has a line contact stylus and unlike all but the Shure, it is nude mounted. It is priced at the top of your range at $89.00 to $99.00, but has quite a different sound than any of the other recommendations. The Shure and Ortofons can be purchased at www.jacksmusicfactory.com and the Grado and AT cartridges from Needle Doctor.