Littmann Classic II S.E. Review

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 … Read more

Littmann Master Classic II Review

Littmann Master Classic II Review

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 … Read more

Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Review

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 … Read more

Littmann Cardiology IV Review

Littmann Cardiology IV Review

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 … Read more

Littmann Classic III Review

Littmann Classic III Review

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 … Read more

Littmann Master Cardiology Review

Littmann Master Cardiology Review

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 … Read more

Littmann Select Review

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 … Read more

Omron Sprague Rappaport Review

Omron Sprague Rappaport Review

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 … Read more

Littmann Cardiology III Review

Littmann Cardiology III Review

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 … Read more