"Look: at the start of this year, we had no idea who Andover Audio were. Literally no idea. Then we visited CanJam NYC, the fabulous headphone show in the Big Apple, and we heard their PM-50 planar magnetics. We were suitably impressed, but we didn’t quite appreciate how special these headphones were until they sent us a pair of our own later in the year.
What was weird was that there were several things we didn’t like about the headphones, including the awkward fit and clunky headband. And yet: we just couldn’t stop listening to them. They have a sound signature that recalls AUDEZE at their best, with an openness and a light touch that is just delightful. At the same time, they have the detail and spread of the very best Sennheiser headphones. The sweet, natural, and entrancing sound quality made these an absolute winner, and we think they deserve to be in your headphones pantheon. They are certainly in ours."
Link to article: https://www.themasterswitch.com/favorite-gear-2020