Adscope 601 Stethoscope, Compare to Cardiology III
Threaded chestpiece drum allows rapid conversion from a pediatric diaphragm to an adult bell
Chestpiece precisely machined to exacting tolerances from surgical stainless steel for outstanding performance and rugged durability
Extra deep bell for unsurpassed low frequency response
Ultra-sensitive diaphragms for greater amplification and crisper high frequency transmission
Non-chill bell and diaphragm retaining rims for patient comfort
Large internal bore stainless steel binaurals are fixed at a 15º angle for greater comfort
Custom molded bi-lumen 19" PVC tubing stays soft and flexible
Extra-thick tubing walls minimize extraneous noise
Double leaf internal spring construction reduces bulk and prevents kinking when folded
Complete with one pair of PVC eartips and Adsoft™ deluxe PVC eartips in small and large sizes for the ultimate in wearing comfort and acoustic seal
Complete with an accessory case containing the adult bell, 2 spare diaphragms, and two sets of eartips
Latex-free, Scope ID Tag included, Weighs 9 oz. (adult bell) and 10 oz. (pediatric diaphragm), Overall length 28"
Limited Lifetime Warranty on metal parts.
Ships UPS Ground Only
As good as the Littmann Cardiology
12/3/2009 10:31 AM
I'm very surprised at how good this stethoscope is. My Littman died after 10 years, and this was a great less expensive replacement.
12/3/2009 10:30 AM
I am having a great experience with the ADC stethoscope. This is the first time Iam using a stethoscope that is not from Litman, and I am loving it!
ADC Adscope 601
12/3/2009 10:28 AM
I had a Littman stethoscope for more than 20 years but had to replace it when the tubing became stiff and inflexible. I purchased a Littman Cardiology III and was very dissatisfied with the feel of the earpieces in my ears. Fortunately, I lost it about a year after purchasing it, so I was at a quandry at which stethoscope to buy next. As an NP student, I needed quality without a huge pricetag. I believe I have found that in the ADC Adscope 601. I received as advertised a brand new scope in the mail well packaged and protected. It has a very solid feel without being heavy. To test it, I placed it on my palm and gently touched the back of my hand and I could hear clearly the light contact through my stethoscope! Best yet, I can reposition the earpieces if I need to, just like one of the other more expensive brands. According to ADC, there are 2 springs in theirs allowing some repositioning by the wearer. Though I didn't need to make any adjustments, I am glad I can. So far, I am very pleased with the look, feel, and quality of my new stethoscope--especially when one considers the difference in cost from the other two.
Affordable alternative to Littmann
(New York, NY)
12/3/2009 10:27 AM
I used to own a Littmann classic stethoscope and seemed to have lost it at some random hotel I was travelling through. Anyway, losing it prompted me to look for another stethoscope and I figured I would explore another brand this time.
PERFORMANCE: When stethoscope companies label a stethoscope as a "cardiology" stethoscope it typically is because of the thicker tubing, presumably causing more sound insulation so that you can hear "heart sounds" better. This model offered acceptable sound insulation although I cannot say without a doubt that it offers better acoustics than other models.
PRICE: Cardiology stethoscopes from Littmann cost at minimum 120$ so this model can be purchased at almost half the price. A really big plus.
AESTHETICS: The massive tubing gives the stethoscope a high quality feel but the ear buds are made of PVC just like the tubing which makes them uncomfortable for the ears. To my knowledge Littmann just uses "regular" rubber for their ear buds.
OVERALL: Virtually identical performance for nearly half the price, I recommend this model with the exception of the uncomfortable ear buds.
P.S. I am a first year resident in Internal Medicine if you were wondering what I am using this for.