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 1 days ago Schiit Audio Fulla 2 DAC-Headphone Amp
@headphoneryanOnly at shows. Yes, I expect to be reviewing another soon, probably from their next ...
headphoneryan 3 days ago Schiit Audio Fulla 2 DAC-Headphone Amp
Have you tried any other Shiit amps? Up coming reviews?
@Brent ButterworthThanks, I guess that in the future I will find myself experimenting with this amp ...
Brent Butterworth 10 days ago Schiit Audio Fulla 2 DAC-Headphone Amp
@Mauro Hi, Mauro. Sorry, but the best answer I can give is "maybe." The HP50s are ...
Hi Brent, very interesting review on a very well priced product! I have no experience ...
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