I fell for the snake oil of Audioquest cables years ago when I purchased seven RCA interconnects to connect my Anthem AVM 20 I had at the time to my PVA 7. They lost me when they had arrows on them and were "directional" cables. I see people spend big money on speaker cables and just have to laugh to myself. Even if these cables were better (they aren't), do you think the cable inside your speaker is some special "Audiophile" cable? Do you think the cable in your Pre-Amp or Amp is some special "Audiophile" cable? And the worst is so called "Audiophile" power cords.
The people that buy Audioquest cables (and I have bought some before) would be much better off spending that money on room treatments that actually make their music sound better.
Having not spent a lot of time with Golden Ear speakers, I can't speak definitively but the pair I heard sounded pretty good - maybe not worth the cost, but they were not bad speakers.
7.4.4 Theater Room: JVC-RS500, Silver Ticket AT 2.35:1 142”, Onkyo RZ830, Anthem PVA-7, Panasonic UB420, Apple TV 4K, JBL Studio 530’s, 4 - 15" DIY Sealed Subs
3.1 Living Room: Samsung 64” F8500 Plasma, Anthem MRX 300, Dynaudio Audience 52’s, Dynaudio Audience 122C, NHT SubOne, Roku Express (2019)