Brent Butterworth Writer Education University of North Texas Expertise Speakers Headphones Audio Equipment Introduction Professional audio journalistFreelance writer, editor, photographer, and technical consultantWriter for The Wirecutter, JazzTimes, and SoundStage!Consultant for electronics manufacturers Experience Brent Butterworth is a former writer for Lifewire, where he wrote extensively on speakers, headphones, and other audio equipment for more than a year. He is a professional audio journalist and has tested and reviewed thousands of audio products. He served as editor-in-chief of "Home Theater" and "Home Entertainment" magazines, contributing technical editor for "Sound & Vision" magazine, senior editor of "Video" magazine, and reviews editor of "Windows Sources" magazine. Butterworth also worked as marketing director for Dolby Laboratories. He is a frequent contributor to websites such as The Wirecutter, Home Theater Review, Techlicious, and SoundStage!Butterworth's intense interest in the technical side of audio spurred him to acquire a full suite of audio testing gear and to assemble an acoustically treated listening room/home theater in a house he chose because he liked the way the (former) living room sounded. Butterworth has built relationships with many of the leading technical minds in audio, often visiting their labs to be tutored in the best ways to evaluate and measure audio gear. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society. Education Butterworth earned a B.A. in Journalism, Marketing at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Lifewire and Dotdash Meredith Lifewire, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by Comscore, a leading internet measurement company. We provide trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions vetted by certified experts, as well as trustworthy product recommendations so you can make the most informed purchasing decisions. Learn more about us and our editorial process.