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 7 days ago Topping A50s Headphone Amplifier
@KrysalisI used the balanced output for the HE6se. Yes, the higher output mode should have ...
Krysalis 8 days ago Topping A50s Headphone Amplifier
Hi, was the testing on the HE6se done on the SE or balanced output?
And would ...
Brent Butterworth 12 days ago Beyerdynamic DT 770 Studio Headphones
@RagavIt wasn't to me, but if you look at the measurement, there's a few dB ...
@Brent ButterworthNice! What about the treble in the DT 770 pro? Is it really painful, knifelike, ...
Brent Butterworth 17 days ago Beyerdynamic DT 770 Studio Headphones
@RagavI have 990s ... somewhere ... I think. We tested them for a Sound & ...
Nice review! Totally the opposite of what was written in the wirecutter for these headphones....’painful ...
@Brent ButterworthIt's enough to go to youtube, right-click on a video and select "Stats for nerds". ...
Brent Butterworth 22 days ago The New Standard That Killed the Loudness War
@MauroI'm planning on doing more research into this, doing measurements on actual streams from streaming ...
@Brent ButterworthLooking at this website with recent albums on top doesn’t seem to support the hypothesis ...