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 4 days ago miniDSP IL-DSP DAC-Headphone Amplifier
@MauroI'm not sure where the biggest of those ears comes from, but the two flesh-colored ...
@Brent ButterworthI read once about different pinna sizes here https://clarityfidelity.blogspot.com/2015/05/introduction-measurement-procedures.html, but it seems to me a ...
@Doug SchneiderMauro, thanks for the tip on Marshall durability! Maybe I will put some heavy "mileage" ...
Brent Butterworth 5 days ago miniDSP IL-DSP DAC-Headphone Amplifier
@MauroSean might know, but I have no idea. I don't have subjective test data that ...
@MauroThat's a really interesting point and something I was thinking about lately. I have a ...