$1,000 for a power cable is pretty cheap. I'm with you on the blind tests. I mentioned them in my first post on this thread. But, in their absence, I think outright dismissal isn't really called for. A lot of people thought the world was flat. Galileo knew better. Who is to say EJ doesn't hear better than 99.9% of TGPers? He's already a musical outlier in one capacity, is it such a stretch to think he could be one in another?