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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Steve R 8 days ago Grado RS2x Headphones
How did they compare to Sundara, and hemp? I have both, and they are very ...
Brent Butterworth 9 days ago Quad ERA-1 Headphones
@Pierre ThibaultTry these guys, you can call them and tell them what you've got and they ...
Pierre Thibault 9 days ago Quad ERA-1 Headphones
I just bought the Era-1 and at the first listening, without breaking in, I hear ...
@StefI sold my B and O h95 after purchasing the 5909. They are a step ...
Thanks for another interesting background article.
Sonarworks has reviews of headphones in its blog with some ...
@Brent ButterworthI don't know if the tech is quite the same, but balanced-armature speakers were covered ...
@Brent ButterworthThanks! Just one more question. Does the soundstage of the Beyer T1 match or rival ...
Brent Butterworth 1 months ago Sennheiser HD 800 S Headphones
@RagavIt has been a long time since I heard the HD 800 S. But I ...
Hi Brent! Is the soundstage on the HD 800 very wide and deep? As in ...
@Nico*neutral sorry my mistake