I am no audiophile, I have no shame in admitting that I might not notice a few sound quality differences in selective listening tests. However, true audiophiles can recognize the benefits of higher-end equipment, but how about $7,250 for speaker cables? If you have the cash to spare, Pear is selling three metres of their Anjou model for just that.
James Randi, of JREF, is calling both Pear and Dave Clark (audio journalist) out on their claims, as Clark referred to the cables as being the best he’s ever heard. If you are able to distinguish the reasons why Pear’s cables are better, or are able to prove the differences in listening tests, James Randi might just have $1 million for you.
Our rant about those $7,250 Pear Anjou speaker cables found its way to the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), and Randi offered $1 million to anyone who can prove those cables are any better than ordinary (and also overpriced) Monster Cables. Pointing out the absurd review by audiophile Dave Clark, who called the cables “danceable,” Randi called it “hilarious and preposterous.” He added that if the cables could do what their makers claimed, “they would be paranormal.”