Littman Lightweight Stethoscope

  1. I'm starting a new job in a very busy family practice and am in desperate need of a new stethoscope. About the only thing I will be doing with it will be taking blood pressures and maybe listen to the occasional chest. I want to get a Littman, but don't want to spend the big bucks on the Classic II. Is the lightweight version just as good?


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  3. by   jnette
    I have one, and while I think it's fine for B/Ps, I'm not so sure about it being that great for lung sounds...either that or I'm hard of hearing.

    So thinking seriously of asking Mom and Sis to get me one for Christmas this year. There's a good one that was mentioned on the "stethescope thread" here not too long ago.. and the price is reasonable. It was a DRG Puretone. You can check it out on the web. Just type in stethescopes or the brand name in Google.
  4. by   rn500
    The lightweight sucks for anything more than BP's. I was very disappointed with mine.
  5. by   Mkue
    I have the heavier Littman and really pleased with it.
  6. by   RNforLongTime
    I have a Littmann Cardio III. For beginners, I recommend the Classic II SE. Good luck!
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    a good stethoscope is worth the money. don't go on the "cheap" on a stethoscope. it will be your ears, even in a clinic. good luck!
  8. by   BadBird
    Don't waste your money on the lightweight, you can hardly hear out of it.
  9. by   laurasc
    Really? I always thought that if was a Littman it was good. Guess I'll have to look into the next one up.

  10. by   Mkue
    Mine is a Littman Cardio III and I probably paid too much for it b/c I didn't shop around. I really keep it in close sight wherever I am.