Littmann Classic III Raspberry Rainbow Stethoscope Review

Littmann Classic III Raspberry Rainbow Stethoscope Review

November 13, 2019 15 By Bernardo Ryan

– In this video I’m gonna
be doing a detailed review of the Littmann Classic III. (upbeat music) Hey, what’s up guys, Nurse Jenny here from Nurse Jenny Reviews where
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valuable or helpful to you, please give it a thumbs up. Let’s get into the video. So I’m gonna be reviewing the Littmann Classic III
Raspberry Rainbow Finish and it’s got the raspberry colored tubing with the rainbow finish stethoscope reviews
on the chest piece. And it’s also got the gold
finish on the binaurals. And as usual I’m gonna be
reviewing 10 different aspects, give it a score out of five so in the end I will
have a score out of 50. Acoustics, now, I’ve taken
this stethoscope to work and I’ve tried it out and the acoustics are really, really good. It’s got a single lumen tubing. Now the cardiology stethoscopes, most of them have dual lumen tubing and that is what makes them so good when it comes to the acoustics but I can tell you, this
one is not far behind. So it’s got this single lumen
but it’s still really good and I think it’s because
of the chest piece and the design of it. No air is escaping anywhere
and when I put it on, and you know you get that rubbing noise from most stethoscopes from the tubing, like if you rub it against the bed linen or anything like that. It’s there but it is not as
bad as other stethoscopes that I’ve tried. And for that reason I’ve
given it a four out of five. Ear tip comfort. Now I give all the Littmann
stethoscopes a really good score for the ear tip comfort
and the reason being is because they’re soft
enough to not hurt my ears but they’re firm enough to
create a really good seal. So I give it a five out of five. The weight, this
stethoscope weighs 158 grams which is 5.5 ounces
and it’s a nice weight. If you’re like me and
you wear your stethoscope around your neck all day,
you can feel it in the end, you can feel it sitting there
but it is quite a nice weight and the chest piece isn’t
too heavy for the binaurals so it doesn’t do that or anything. It sits quite nicely and for that reason I’ve
given it a four out of five. Price. I bought this stethoscope for $100 US and I think that is really
good value for money considering I get the nice
raspberry colored tubing and the rainbow finish. So I’ve given that a four out of five. Guys, all these stethoscopes
that I buy and review, I don’t just have at home collecting dust. I do run a monthly give
away so if you’re interested and would like to enter,
the link for that is below in the show notes. Tubing length. This Littmann stethoscope
is 71 centimeters long which is 27 inches. It is a good length but if
I’m gonna be really picky, I would like it to be a little bit longer. That’s just me, I like to not
have to crouch my back at all but it is a good length really and I’ve given it a four out of five. Tubing feel. Now, if this was the first
stethoscope that I ever tried and ever used I would
probably be really happy with this tubing feel. But the truth is I have
reviewed other stethoscopes where the tubing feel is nice and soft. It’s got a smooth texture and
it just sits nice on the neck. And this stethoscope
is a little bit sticky and it sort of gets stuck
on my neck a little bit. So, it’s really good but
because I’ve tried better, I’m giving it a 3 1/2 out of five. Stethoscope design. So I got this stethoscope and there were no
scratches on the binaurals, the tubing is really clean,
it has no marks on it which is really good, a
really big plus for me. The chest piece is turn
able-which is really good. I always look for that in a stethoscope. The chest piece has got this
really cool rainbow finish to it which is really,
really, really pretty. And the chest piece comes
with both a diaphragm on the pediatric side and the adult side. If you want to, the
pediatric side can turn in to an open bell. And the ear tips pull off and push on. It’s really good, I don’t
like the screw-ons that much ’cause they can screw off
and you lose them at work. But these ones are not loose at all so they’re not gonna just
fall off at any time, you actually have to put
a bit of force on it. So that’s really good. It’s a really nice stethoscope design and I’ve given it a five out of five. Spare kit. So when I bought this
Littmann Classic III, I got an extra set of small ear tips, which are also as nice
and soft as the ones that come on the stethoscope. So you can choose which ones
you prefer for your ears. And you will get a non-chill rim that you can put on to the pediatric side if you want to turn it into an open bell. And you will get a manual. So I’ve given it a score
of two out of five. Warranty. With the Littmann Classic III it says on the box you will get
a five year warranty and I’ve given it a four our of five. Buying experience. I received this Littmann
Classic III stethoscope in this box and I received it and I read here on the
label Caribbean blue tube and I thought, oh dear,
I’ve gotten the wrong color. But inside was the right color so I got the raspberry
color that I ordered, so that’s great. Inside it comes displayed in this black foam just like that. You get the manual and
the spare kit in there. And also guys, I have
actually made a unboxing video of the Littmann Classic III, so if you’re interested in watching that, the link will be down in the show notes. Now, the overall buying experience
obviously doesn’t change the functionality of
the stethoscope at all. But for the purpose of a full
review I like to include it. So, I’ve given the overall
buying experience a 3 1/2 out of five stars. So overall I’ve given the
Littmann Classic III a score of 39 out of 50. And what faults it is the spare kit and the buying experience. Now the spare kit only
comes with one set extra, which is a small pair of ear tips and what’s on here I think are medium. I do like to include three
different sizes of the ear tips because everyone’s ears are different and you need to find your
fit and what is good for you. And also, diaphragms do fall
off and they do go missing so I would like to see
an extra set of those in the spare kit as well. You know, I can’t fault the
acoustics, I love the design, the ear tips are the
best ear tips out there. So, you know, I love this stethoscope. I used to have a green Littmann
Classic III stethoscope when I was a new nurse but
unfortunately it got stolen and I was devastated and I still think about that stethoscope. I love the Littmann Classic III and I would be proud to wear
it around my neck at work. This stethoscope is a true all rounder. I believe that even a new cardiology nurse could start off with
the Littmann Classic III if they didn’t want to invest in an expensive cardiology stethoscope. I think this one would do just as well. It’s perfect for a
nursing student, the CNA, a veterinarian, a physiotherapist,
anyone could use this. It’s got great acoustics,
you can’t fault it. Thank you for watching my video. If you have any more questions about the Littmann Classic III or anything that you would like to add, don’t hesitate to ask me, please, I would love to hear from you. Just put it in the comments below and I will answer any
questions that you have. See you on my next video and as always, remember,
listen with your heart. (upbeat music) It doesn’t change the functionality (box clunking) of the stethoscope. (laughs)