Storing your headphones in the case will protect them when you are not using them.
Rotate the earcups until the cushions face you
Lay the headphones down in front of you
Pivot the earcups into the headband and place the headphones in the case
Lift the headphones out of the case and pivot the earcups out of the headband
Hold the headphones with the headband up
Rotate the earcups until the cushions face each other