John, let me start out by saying that I am a complete novice just in the process of getting my first set of aids. I am currently having an extended trial of the Micropower V while waiting for the release of the Naida SuperPower which is supposed to be coming out in June. I was supposed to be trying out the IX, but due to an ordering error ended up with the Vs. While they are acceptable to me, I decided that I want to try out the Naida SuperPowers before making a decision. They utilize Phonak’s latest chip, and have a lot of new features that make them appealing to me such as SoundRecover, SoundFlow, Water Resistant, etc. and should be less expensive than the IXs See:
If any of the PROs, expecially those who have had experience with the Naida UltraPower are monitoring this thread it would be great if they would comment on the merits of the two aids.