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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Ragav 2 days ago HiFiMan HE400se Headphones
Hi Brent! How is the build quality on the HE400SE? Lots of people complaining about ...
It’s an interesting topic. That’s good that someone has tried to technically define it. 

I have ...
Brent Butterworth 3 days ago Eardrum Suck: The Mystery Solved!
@BrianI apologize, this one escaped my notice. Yes, with the Bose, the eardrum suck only ...
Brent Butterworth 4 days ago Shure Aonic 215 Gen 2 True Wireless Earphones
@MauroThe TW2 is what comes with the Aonic 215 Gen 2. I can't say anything ...
@Brent ButterworthThanks for confirming. 
In the meanwhile I found this on Head-Fi: “only the TW2 allows for ...
Brent Butterworth 5 days ago Shure Aonic 215 Gen 2 True Wireless Earphones
@MauroHi, Mauro. Just had a chance to try this, and the EQ did work with ...
Hi Brent,
Interesting product and review!
A question about EQ. I read a user review and also ...
@QtaxIs it permanent pressure on your ears even when you take the headphones off?

Brent Butterworth 10 days ago Shure Aonic 215 Gen 2 True Wireless Earphones
@GuestThanks! And thank you so much for the tip on the adapters. Just ordered a ...