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 1 days ago Focal Elegia Headphones
@S. Andrea SundaramThe G.R.A.S. 43AG is fully reversible -- it's designed so that the right and left ...
S. Andrea Sundaram 1 days ago Focal Elegia Headphones
@DougAssuming you continue to use only one ear simulator, do you
think you would measure a ...
Doug Schneider 3 days ago Focal Elegia Headphones
@Brent ButterworthBrent, even I learned things from that reply. I didn't know that the right was ...
Brent Butterworth 4 days ago Focal Elegia Headphones
@DaveSure. The right channel is the standard for the G.R.A.S. 43AG ear/cheek simulator. The standard ...
Dave 5 days ago Focal Elegia Headphones
@Brent ButterworthHi Brent,

First and foremost: Thank you for the thorough review and measurements. Really helpful.

May ...
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