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Bailey S. Barnard

Editor, RobbReport.com

In his role as editor of RobbReport.com, Bailey S. Barnard oversees all editorial content for the Robb Report website, weekly eNewsletters, and social media outlets. He previously served as an associate editor at Robb Report, covering the home-electronics, personal-technology, private-aviation, yachting, and craft-brew industries and occasionally writing stories in the automotive, travel, spirits, and dining categories. He is also the gear editor and a contributing writer for TONEAudio, a web publication focusing on music and high-fidelity audio equipment. Formerly, he served as the editor in chief and creative director of a student-run art and literary magazine at the University of Iowa, where he studied literature, creative writing, journalism, and art history. He has also edited and designed the North American newsletter of an international nonprofit organization. He is an amateur musician and aspiring novelist. He publishes his creative writing on his website, www.plightofthepoet.com, and he is currently seeking publication of his first novel. Barnard is also an avid cook and proud home brewer.

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The Japanese brand Denon has redesigned its top-of-the-line Music Maniac Artisan AH-D7100 circumaural headphones ($1,200) to create a pristine listening experience. Their frequency response ranges...
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MVP881 ($8,000) Robb Report readers will recognize this remarkable player from McIntosh as a Best of the Best selection for 2010. It offers flawless playback of Blu-ray Discs, DVD, CDs, SACDs, and...
Bloggie Touch ($200) The Bloggie Touch from Sony is hands down the best handheld mini-cam on the market. The 8-gigabyte-capacity model records up to four hours of full 1080p video and captures 12.8-...
Motion Series ($200 – $1,500) While MartinLogan’s Motion Series speakers do not use the brand’s trademarked electrostatic technology, they do present a compact home- theater solution with levels of...
M80 ($2,995) Meridian’s M80 is the compact player system to be beat. Using the same electrical guts and general aesthetic silhouette as the highly lauded F80 (see Robb Report, June 2008), the new M80...
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MM-1 computer speakers ($500) Fans of compact, convenient, and stylish speakers who are not willing to sacrifice audio-reproduction quality are certainly familiar with Bower & Wilkins. The...

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