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When we talk about headphone cases, we usually mean some sort of box or pouch that keeps them safe from harm and dust, not an actual piece of luggage. But Audio-Technica has gone literal with the case for its new flagship headphones, the ATH-ADX5000, giving you a fancy briefcase to tote your $1,999 headphones in. And, oh yes, these open-back headphones do cost an order of magnitude more than Audio-Technica’s most popular models, with the Japanese company aiming to do battle with the likes of the Sennheiser HD 800 S, Audeze LCD-X, Focal Utopia, and the MrSpeakers Ether Flow models.

Having listened to much of Audio-Technica’s incredibly expansive portfolio of headphones, I have no problem with the company moving upmarket and trying to…

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