Brent Butterworth

Brent’s Contributions


03/11/15    Audio Files

Audio Files: Digital-to-Analog Converters

Making your hi-fi or headphones sound heavenly


03/02/15    Audio Files

Sonos Launches Limited-Edition Blue Note Wireless Speaker

Blue Note Play:1 streams from computers, phones, etc.


01/18/15    Audio Files

2014's Gear of the Year

For spinning vinyl or streaming Bluetooth, great new products


12/21/14    Audio Files

Audio Files: Record Rules

Keep your vinyl sounding great


11/20/14    Audio Files

How to Make Your Smartphone Sound Better

Sizing up the latest headphones, amps and phones


10/24/14    Audio Files

How to Choose a Phono Cartridge

Brent Butterworth's guide for vinylphiles


09/06/14    Audio Files

Are Celebrity-Endorsed Headphones the Best Option for Jazz Fans?

What's in a name?


06/19/14    Audio Files

Audio Files: Hi-Fi, Meet Wi-Fi

Why music lovers are embracing wireless multiroom sound


05/20/14    Audio Files

Audio Files: Field of Streams

How good is the sound of streaming audio?


04/23/14    Audio Files

Audio: The High-Resolution Revolution

Do you need it and how do you get it?

April 2011    Audio/Video Files

See Jam Blues: Video, Sound & the Home Theater Experience

How smart TVs, projectors and other video gear can expand the jazz experience


March 2011    Audio/Video Files

Audio Arisen: Latest Products from CES

Hot new sound gear steals the Consumer Electronics Show

January/February 2011    Audio/Video Files

10 of ’10: Ten Stellar Audio Products That Defined 2010

JT's sound guru recommends the year's best products


December 2010    Audio/Video Files

The Nice Price: Audio & Video Gift Ideas

Brent Butterworth on great gifts for any jazz lover on any budget


November 2010    Audio/Video Files

Vinyl in the Present: Groove Jazz

The vinyl record is on the scene again in a big way and Brent Butterworth explains how to get in the groove


October 2010    Audio/Video Files

Bob Belden: A Second Chance for Surround?

Producer/arranger/saxophonist Bob Belden argues that surround sound is ready for another opportunity

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About Brent Butterworth


Brent Butterworth has been writing about consumer electronics since 1989. Besides writing about audio and video for JazzTimes, he is a contributing technical editor to Sound & Vision magazine, and has worked as an editor for Home Entertainment, Home Theater, Video magazine, and others. He studied jazz at the University of North Texas and at the Drummer's Collective in New York City. His jazz performance experience includes a few years playing the Chapman Stick in saxophonist David Aaron's group Short Memory, plus occasional gigs and sessions on his first love: the ukulele.

Brent Butterworth joined the JazzTimes community on Dec 10, 2008