Top positive review
Perfect for Students & Professionals
Reviewed in Canada on July 30, 2019
Pros: The quality is great, the colour of the tubing and chest piece is very pretty looks even better in person, and it's unique amongst my classmates who have mainly black stethoscopes. Breath, and chest sounds sound nice and clear with this stethoscope in my opinion, I'm a paramedic student and needed a stethoscope to hear breath and heart sounds for physical assessment of patients while in potentially loud conditions and this works great to block out outside noises and isolate the body sounds, its comfortable in my ears. The tubing is lightweight (you can easily wear this around your neck for hours without fatigue). The tubing is very flexible, and it's easy to clean with alcohol wipes. Tubing is long enough to comfortably distance yourself from a patient while listening to breath/other sounds. Comes with a 5 year warranty. And the Littmann app membership included with purchase is helpful for studying sounds.
Cons: It's very expensive (I have an MDF one stethoscope that is half the price of this and sounds almost as good, I'd rate the MDF one as a 8/10 and the littmann classic iii as 9/10 sound wise. The major difference for the MDF one is it's a bit heavier, tubing is longer, and stiffer, and it has a double sided chest piece in comparison to this littmann). Also the instructions warn that this tubing colour because its red based will fade or distort if santizied with bleach. Finally, I find the increasing pressure to hear different frequencies chest piece hit or miss, if I push too hard the sound is muted sometimes (I prefer a double sided chest piece with each side designated for different sound frequencies).
Overall I would highly recommend this stethoscope to others. However, if your on a budget consider an MDF one.
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