I have owned them both and compared them. The Vdh D102 is warmer. The Nordost BH is brighter. The treble in the Nordost BH also has a very tiny hint of grain in comparison (may go along with the brighter presentation). The Nordost BH is more forward. The Nordost BH also projects a larger soundstage compared to the VDH D102 (may be more accurate to say the VDH D102 is narrower). Both are good cables and cost about the same new. In the budget end of audiophile systems like NAD, Rotel, Cambridge Audio, etc., the brighter Nordost BH may be the better choice. But in a higher resolution system the VDH is more neutral. The brightness in the Nordost may be too much. If I could only buy one cable, I would lean towards the VDH D102. It was Best Buy in a lot of Audio Magazines at its price point for a reason.
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