Littmann Classic III review

Littmann Classic III is the stethoscope known to be reliable, versatile and long lasting. It is suitable for almost every professional in medicine. It does not have too much sophisticated features and it does not work with too much speed. However, it works well but in a simple way.

It is an appropriate stethoscope for general medicine practitioners as reported at, clinical professionals and nurses. However, there are specialties that may need better models in the cardiology series like Littmann Cardiology III. This is the affordable stethoscope in the high end options.

When you have Littmann Classic III, it is possible to hear any sound that you may wish to hear. It can be S3, S4 and Grade I murmurs. The stethoscope is found with different acoustics and this is thanks to the experience that Littmann has in the manufacturing of the stethoscopes.

However, you should not expect that this series is as great as it happens with the cardiology series model. A specialist and a cardiologist that have a well trained ear will be able to know the difference. This stethoscope does not have the same ability, amplification and clarity of detecting the nuances and details.

It is still a better stethoscope that has average acoustic performance; however its results cannot be said to be outstanding.

Tunable diaphragms with the chestpiece that has adult and pediatric sides
If you know anything about Littmann stethoscopes, then you are also aware of the tunable diaphragms. It is capable of detecting high and low frequencies using modifying levels. Because of this innovation, it will not be necessary to have the stethoscope that has a belly at one side for low frequencies and a traditional diaphragm at the other side for high frequencies. The two sides of Littmann Classic III are able to detect low and high frequencies as far as you change the pressure that you are using.

A largest diameter side for the chestpiece will not function as a traditional diaphragm. However, it is a bell to use together with adult patient. As it should be expected, then the smaller side of the chestpeice will be used by the pediatric clients. With this feature, the stethoscope is versatile and it is useful to doctors who see pediatric and adults’ patients. A smaller diameter side may turn in the traditional open bell when its diaphragm is replaced using a no chill rim which comes with the stethoscope.

The material used to manufacture Littmann Classic III
As other stethoscope in this series, Littmann Classic III is made using aeroespacial steel alloy and some of its parts are anodized aluminum. Quality steel alloys are known to be the right material to use on chestpiece because they have better sound conductivity.

The tube of stethoscope is made using a material that it is pressure and fold resistant. It may return to the original shape when it has been folded. It does not contain phthalate plasticizers or latex and it resists alcohol and skin oils. The stethoscope has 5 years guarantee but in the end, it will last longer than this. You can get more information about this stethoscope at