Littmann Veterinary Stethoscope Review
|Product Name:||Littmann Master Classic II Veterinary Stethoscope|
This Littmann Veterinary Stethoscope is fantastic for those in the veterinarian field. It’s designed to work in the harsh vet environment. It has a single-sided chestpiece that is very durable. The overall sound quality is good according to user reviews.
Features of the Littmann Veterinary Stethoscope
Most customer reviews like the sound quality. They say it’s clear and they are able to hear heart sound without difficulties. That’s a good thing! The diaphragm is tunable to both low and high frequency sounds, a fabulous feature.
There are some reviewers that are not happy with the sound quality. They say they can’t pick up heart murmurs and need to use a Littmann Cardiology stethoscope. There appears to be no correlating relationship with this complaint, as it comes from both veterinarian students and vets alike. It is worth taking into account.
The is the main feature of this veterinary stethoscope. At 32 inches, you can easily reach around a large dog that is being held down. Or when listening to that unhappy horse. A very different working environment than the typical health care industry.
At 6.2 ounces, it’s not too heavy. You shouldn’t have any neck pain if you wear it around your neck. The only concern would be the extra length of the tube, but it’s not too bad.
It comes with a 3 year warranty. It was rare to find a customer review that listed any defects or complaints about customer service. Just make sure you clean it with alcohol pads or wipes. Simple maintenance and prevention will help ensure your stethoscope lasts for years.
The ear tips that come with this model are the gel rubbery type (soft sealing). This is what the majority of users use on most Littmann stethoscopes. It helps reduce outside ambient noise while providing the most comfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How Many Ear Tips Come with it?
This stethoscope comes with only one set. They are soft sealing type. This is unlike the majority of other Littmann stethoscopes that include three ear tips. Not sure why that is, but it’s the way it comes from the manufacturer.
2. Can I use this 3M Littmann Master Class on small animals?
This medical veterinary stethoscope is excellent to use on large and medium sized animals. A great dog stethoscope it is! However, some reviewers do mention it is difficult to listen to small animals such as birds due to the size of the chestpiece. They mention getting the Littmann Pediatric Classic that has a two-sided chestpiece with one being smaller that works well for smaller animals.
3. Can you use this on humans?
Yes, you can use it on humans. It’ll work the same as any other stethoscope. We highly suggest cleaning it before using it on anybody.
4. What colors can you get this in?
Unfortunately the only color available at the time of this review is navy blue. There are no other styles available either. Sorry.
Should I Buy the Littmann Master Classic II Veterinary Stethoscope?
This is a good vet stethoscope. The extra long tube length is an added bonus, especially if you work primarily with medium and large animals. The acoustic quality is good and is comfortable to wear. There are some concerns about the single chestpiece for smaller animals. Excluding this main complaint from veterinary stethoscope reviews, it is a good stethoscope for vets and vet techs. You can’t beat the extra long tube length when dealing with uncooperative patients!
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