Beats, or Beats by Dr. Dre, are a brand of headphones and speakers produced by Beats Electronics, founded by rapper and hip-hop producer Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine.

Beats are designed to provide a new type of listening experience, with the capability to reproduce the full spectrum of sound that artists and producers hear in professional recording studios.

Apple announced its intention to acquire Beats Electronics in May 2014; the acquisition closed on August 1, 2014.