According to police, “Beats By Dre” headphones are on top of the “favorite things to steal” list along with iPhones. A massive counterfeit ring was busted by New York police earlier this year that had over 4,200 headphones.

Police say the headphones are the rage among thieves because of the item’s status symbol. A pair of legit Dre’s will run you between $300 and $500.

Beats have been stolen all around the Capital Region (including my own) but getting an exact number of how many have been stolen is tricky because they’re hard to trace.

Lil Wayne is the latest hip hopper to get his own line of “Beats” in addition to Snoop Dogg’s Skullcandy’s and 50 Cent’s “SMS” cans.