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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Latest Comments

It's noteworthy that the headphone voiced by Crinacle you recently reviewed and liked does not ...
Roberto 4 days ago Meze Audio 109 Pro Headphones
Hi Brent, 
what do you mean "mids dead on"? Can you explain better?
Thank you
Roberto
@oratory1990The intent behind the soundguys target - as far as I know - is to ...
An important note is that the target curve used by soundguys applies to the B&K ...
Ragav 11 days ago Sennheiser IE 300 Earphones
@Robin28Thank you so much! Much appreciated!
How many decibels do you think these put out with an iphone or android phone?
Brent Butterworth 15 days ago Phiaton 900 Legacy Bluetooth Headphones
@BenThe Phiaton measurements are correct. We'll work on fixing the Technics measurements. I think just ...
Robin28 21 days ago Sennheiser IE 300 Earphones
@RagavBrent wrote more about the HD 600 in an older version of that Wirecutter guide ...
Brent Butterworth 26 days ago Phiaton 900 Legacy Bluetooth Headphones
@BenThanks for pointing that out, Ben, we'll take a look. We did a full review ...
Hi Brent Just wanted to point out that your first measurement graph for the Phiaton's ...