I would love to hear a comparison with the Ortofon. Doesn't have to be a full one, just some brief comments would be great. Also, do you think the 4.Ai or the 3.Ai would be more mid-forward? Seems like they're both a bit mid-forward from your and other peoples' impressions.
I will happily do a full comparison. I am happy to do them as i will be adding them all to my review in the end. I will be doing these later as i am currently rather busy.
I will not comment on the comparisons as i have not heard the 3.Ai but the 4.Ai is not mid-forward, but very well neutral, neither forward or recessed, well layered with just so much transparency and detail and a slight tint of brightness.