Originally published on SoundStage! Xperience


SoundStage! Solo’s editor in chief, Brent Butterworth, is one of the world’s most experienced audio journalists. He began reviewing audio gear professionally in 1990, and started publishing his audio measurements in 1997.

Since 2011, Brent’s work has focused mostly on headphones. He has measured more than 300 headphones and subjectively evaluated perhaps twice that many. His headphone measurements and reviews have appeared in SoundStage! Xperience, Sound & Vision, Lifewire, AudioXpress, and Wirecutter, and he has previously served as the editor in chief of Home Theater and Home Entertainment magazines.

Brent is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and regularly attends seminars and conferences on audio measurement. He also has more experience in blind testing and multi-listener tests than any other audio journalist working today, which gives him unique insight into how others perceive the performance of audio equipment.

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Brent Butterworth 18 hours ago Beyerdynamic T5 (3rd Generation) Headphones
@Jim RiceThanks! I have to say, I am not sure I can responsibly and confidently answer ...
Great reviews. It seems you said that the T-5 and the Celestee are quite close ...
Brent Butterworth 1 days ago The New Standard That Killed the Loudness War
@sSAgreed, streaming services care about customer experience, not the loudness war. But they obviously understand ...
STREAMING PLATFORMS DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT LOUDNESS WAR.

The current streaming platforms turn down the ...
Ivan B Berger 11 days ago What Playing Music Taught Me About Audio
Bravo!
Ivan B Berger 11 days ago What's the Future of High-End Headphones?
Not all audio writers are biased against technological advances; I admit to a slight bias ...
@Brent ButterworthTesting at matched levels is difficult, at least for transducers, because of frequency-response differences. No ...
They worth the 3 mths waiting. I thought that the triple driver they're bragging about ...
Brent Butterworth 18 days ago Sendy Audio Peacock Headphones
@toddMost of them do, yes. TMK, most or all started out building for other brands. ...
Do these Chinese companies that now have their own brands OEM for established brands? Where ...