Yes, it is. The Shiva is a bit lean: the Vishnu has more "flesh" on the instruments, which also means more varied colors in the instrumental families. I've had all the Nordost power cords: Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma (not Baldur: Baldur is an interconnect) and Valhalla. I'd spring for the Brahma, but, frankly, I'd also listen to Shunyata's new line, the CX, competitively priced with Nordost (lower, actually). The noise floor is lower than what I heard on the Brahma and has more tonal colors. However, if you wish to stay in Nordost's line, a Brahma's a good one, Vishnu if you wish to be more economical. You WILL hear the difference between Vishnu and Brahma if your system does not wash out tonal colors, but if it does, you may not miss it that much, in which case Vishnu will do the trick.
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