Does someone’s opinion affect your opinion?

So I have a very nice turntable with a new MC cartridge which I liked and enjoyed…that is until someone said that the cartridge was very “piercing” and in his opinion almost unlistenable. Now I find I am not enjoying it as much. Two things to add, he is not anymore “golden ear” than me, and the brands are well known with good reviews. 
But now, I don’t enjoy it as much. I know I shouldn’t let it bother me, but it does and it has impacted my enjoyment.

So, has this happen to you and what did you do? 



Cartridge/Arm: Complete Proper Alignment?

Do you have the skills and the few tools to be assured all is physically correct for best results?

1. listen 'as is', that's what your friend commented on

2. double check/re-adjust for 'even better' than you were already hearing.


+1, @roxy54 

Another way to settle this quandary, go listen to his system. After which, you will know if you need to tweak or leave your system as is!