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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If this reason for the "eardrum suck" is correct, then playing some background noise should ...
@MauroI'm looking forward to hearing what you think! It's frustrating to me that so many ...
This article is (obviously) pretty biased towards Knowles.

Some informations written here are just not true ...
@Brent ButterworthThanks for replying. I will try to get one of these expensive earphones..and one of ...
Doug Schneider 14 days ago What's the Future of High-End Headphones?
@STOP_THE_GIFWhat "goif" are we talking about exactly?

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Please STOP the f/%?&*ing goif on top of EVERY f/$%%?&*ing page!!! It's unbearable, makes the ...
Hi Brent, I bought the Soundcore Q20s on your recommendation in the comments below back ...
@MauroI'm still a long ways from figuring that out. Earphones are different -- I would ...
This article screams: Trust the expert!
Interesting..

Brent, what's the fuss with high-end earphones?
I have never managed ...
Todd 19 days ago Technics EAH-TZ700 Earphones
Do you ever wonder HOW earphones can be this expensive? Serious question. I cannot understand ...