One important trait we've always favored is the Clarity's durable build quality. Remember, the idea of an ITE model is to make the wearing experience a minimalist one. It's all about freedom from the intrusive nature of circumaural or even supra-aural designs. But to succeed the set has to be lightweight, yet durable enough to survive the abuse a typical pilot asks of them. Bend them, sit on them, step on them and drop them. And those thin wires-they're asking to break. We've tried all of the above and still can't break the Clarity.