Browse Stethoscopes

Littmann Master Classic II Review

Littmann Master Classic II Review

Overview The Littmann Master Classic II is a stethoscope that can’t decide what it wants to be. Is it a traditional stethoscope attempting to masquerade as contemporary cardiology stethoscope, or is it an attempt at making a budget cardiology stethoscope? I can’t tell. It’s hard to tell where this stethoscope falls in Littmann’s vision for its product lineup, but here we are. The Master Classic II has a similar design to the Master Cardiology. You are presented with a single-sided ...

Quick Stats ↓↓
Product Name:Master Classic II
Brand:Littmann
Rating:
Chestpiece Type:Single-sided
Diaphragm Type:Tunable
Length:27 inches
Weight:5.7 oz
Metal Finish Color Options:Black, Plated and Polished Alloy
Tube Color Options:Black, Burgundy, Caribbean Blue, Ceil Blue, Hunter Green, Navy Blue, Pine Green
Warranty:3 year
Price:$$
Littmann Classic II S.E. Review

Littmann Classic II S.E. Review

Overview The Littmann Classic II S.E. is one of the steps that I took along the way to a cardiology stethoscope. This model is one of the stethoscopes that got me through the middle half of my nursing education, and showed me what you can do when you don’t have two rubber tubes rubbing together every time you try to listen to your patient’s lungs. This is a solid stethoscope that provides solid entry level diagnostic abilities in a modern ...

Quick Stats ↓↓
Product Name:Classic II S.E.
Brand:Littmann
Rating:
Chestpiece Type:Double Sided
Diaphragm Type:Tunable
Length:28 Inches
Weight:4.8 oz
Metal Finish Color Options:Black, Machined Stainless Steel
Tube Color Options:Black, Ceil Blue, Navy Blue, Peach, Pearl pink, Raspberry
Warranty:3 years
Price:$
Littmann Cardiology IV Review

Littmann Cardiology IV Review

Overview I’ve been a fan of the Littmann Cardiology III for a long time since I first discovered the capabilities and acoustic qualities that it offered. When I heard that Littmann was preparing to roll out the Cardiology IV I was initially leery of what could be the demise of an infallible design. I can now say with confidence that 3M/Littmann HAS NOT destroyed their classic cardiology design. The Cardiology IV contains some nice refinements, but does not go so ...

Quick Stats ↓↓
Product Name:Cardiology IV
Brand:Littmann
Rating:
Chestpiece Type:Double Sided
Diaphragm Type:Tunable
Length: 22 Inch, 27 Inch
Weight:6.2 oz
Metal Finish Color Options:Black, Mirror, Smoke, Stainless
Tube Color Options:Black, Burgundy, Caribbean Blue, Hunter Green, Navy Blue, Plum, Raspberry, Turquoise
Warranty:7 year
Price:$$$
Littmann Select Review

Littmann Select Review

Overview The Littmann Select is the entry point for the Littmann brand. The Select model is offered as an entry level stethoscope and is priced accordingly. Littmann has kept the construction simple with this design while still incorporating some nice features. The user will find a single tube design which is an excellent graduation for many beginners from the double-tube sprague style. The stethoscope is very light, in part due to the materials used in the chest-piece. Unfortunately this has ...

Quick Stats ↓↓
Product Name:Select
Brand:Littmann
Rating:
Chestpiece Type:Single-sided
Diaphragm Type:Tunable
Length:28 inches
Weight:4.3 ounces
Metal Finish Color Options:Silver
Tube Color Options: Black, Burgundy, Caribbean Blue, Ceil Blue, Ocean blue, Peach, Pearl pink, Pine Green, Purple, Raspberry, Royal Blue
Warranty:2 year
Price:$
Littmann Master Cardiology Review

Littmann Master Cardiology Review

Overview The Littmann Master Cardiology is the peak of performance among Littmann’s non-digital offerings. The Master Cardiology is the peak of stethoscope design for fine auscultation. When I have used one of these in the past it has revealed the very best of valve sound clarity. This is a result of the high performance diaphragm that is central to its design. The chestpiece and diaphragm of this model are really focused around acoustic clarity. While the tubing quality and thickness ...

Quick Stats ↓↓
Product Name:Master Cardiology
Brand:Littmann
Rating:
Chestpiece Type:Single Side
Diaphragm Type:Tunable
Length:22 or 27 inches
Weight:6.24 ounces
Metal Finish Color Options:Black Matte, Brass, Polished Stainless Steel, Smoke, Stainless Steel
Tube Color Options:Black, Burgundy, Caribbean Blue, Dark Olive Green, Hunter Green, Navy Blue, Plum
Warranty:7 year
Price:$$$
Omron Sprague Rappaport Review

Omron Sprague Rappaport Review

Overview The Sprague Rappaport model by Omron is a hat tip to the origin of the stethoscope. The Sprague Rappaport design was a forerunner in the evolution of the stethoscope. When you use this model you get a feel for where auscultation originated from. I started out with this stethoscope when I first started my schooling in nursing. As a CNA I received this as a gift from my family in combination with a blood pressure cuff. Overall this model ...

Quick Stats ↓↓
Product Name:Sprague Rappaport
Brand:Omron
Rating:
Chestpiece Type:Double Sided
Diaphragm Type:Non-tunable
Length:22 inches (double tubing)
Weight:10 ounces
Metal Finish Color Options:Chrome Plated
Tube Color Options:Black, Blue
Warranty:1 year
Price:$
Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Review

Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Review

Overview Have you ever looked for a stethoscope that doesn’t drag you down? The Littmann Lightweight II S.E. might fit the bill. One of the biggest disadvantages to stethoscope use is the constant need to carry it around with you. I have found that as healthcare professionals we do this for two reasons: 1) We never know when we might need the stethoscope next. 2) You constantly worry when you might either misplace your stethoscope or have it walk off ...

Quick Stats ↓↓
Product Name:Lightweight II S.E.
Brand:Littmann
Rating:
Chestpiece Type:Double Sided
Diaphragm Type:Tunable
Length:28 inches
Weight:4.2 ounces
Metal Finish Color Options:Metal/Resin Composite
Tube Color Options:Black, Burgundy, Caribbean Blue, Ceil Blue, Lilac, Pearl Pink, Seafoam Green
Warranty:2 years
Price:$
Littmann Classic III Review

Littmann Classic III Review

Overview The Littmann Classic III is a solidly designed stethoscope for those individuals wanting good acoustic properties mixed with affordability. The Littmann brand equates quality regardless of which model you purchase. When I initially sought to graduate from lower quality stethoscopes, and more specifically from my Sprague Rappaport design I gravitated toward a Littmann. The Littmann Classic III offers similar features to that of higher end cardiology stethoscopes while not breaking the bank. While the design of the “classic” models ...

Quick Stats ↓↓
Product Name:Classic III
Brand:Littmann
Rating:
Chestpiece Type:Double Sided
Diaphragm Type:Tunable
Length:27 inches
Weight:5.8 ounces
Metal Finish Color Options:Black, Stainless Steel, Smoke, Rainbow, Copper
Tube Color Options:Black, Gray, Orange, Burgundy, Caribbean Blue, Ceil Blue, Chocolate, Dark Olive Green, Emerald, Hunter Green, Lavender, Lemon-Lime, Lime Green, Navy Blue, Pearl Pink, Plum, Raspberry, Turquoise
Warranty:5 years
Price:$$
Littmann Cardiology III Review

Littmann Cardiology III Review

Overview The Littmann Cardiology III is probably my favorite stethoscope on the market, and my go-to for everyday clinical use. I can easily divide my time at the bedside into two time periods: before cardiology (BC) and after cardiology (AC). Switching from a basic stethoscope to an advanced stethoscope like the Littmann Cardiology III was one of the events that took my assessment and diagnostic skills to the next level. I constantly struggled with missing sounds that my colleagues with ...

Quick Stats ↓↓
Product Name:Cardiology III
Brand:Littmann
Rating:
Chestpiece Type:Double Sided
Diaphragm Type:Tunable
Length:27 inch
Weight:13.6 ounces
Metal Finish Color Options:Black, Brass, Stainless Steel, Rainbow, Smoke
Tube Color Options:Black, Burgundy, Caribbean Blue, Ceil Blue, Chocolate, Coral, Dark Olive Green, Grey, Hunter Green, Lavender, Lemon Lime, Navy Blue, Plum, Raspberry, Red, Sand, Turquoise
Warranty:5 year
Price:$$$