3M Littmann II S.E. Rubber Tear-Drop Stethoscope

Last updated: June 1, 2023

The 3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Stethoscope lets you hone in on both low and high frequencies by merely adjusting the pressure you're placing on the chestpiece. The teardrop shape makes it easy to slip this stethoscope beneath a blood pressure cuff, but it's more of an entry-level stethoscope. The low price makes it a great choice for families on a budget.

3M Littmann II S.E. Rubber Tear-Drop Stethoscope

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: While this 3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Stethoscope isn't professional quality, it has an affordable price tag and works well in a home setting.

In our analysis of 26 expert reviews, the 3M Littmann II S.E. Rubber Tear-Drop Stethoscope placed 10th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The 3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Stethoscope is an ideal entry-level instrument, with a tunable diaphragm, dual-sided chestpiece, and reliable acoustic performance. Its teardrop shape makes auscultation around blood pressure cuffs easier. The suggested use for the Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Stethoscope is as a diagnostic aid as part of the physical assessment of a patient. It is Ideally suited for certified nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, EMT/EMS, licensed vocational nurses, medical assistants and nursing students. The power to learn in the palm of your hand with our free educational app. Practice your auscultation skills anytime, anywhere with the 3M Littmann Learning Institute app, free with the purchase of a 3M Littmann Stethoscope. The app allows you to practice and improve your auscultations skills, which can result in better performance in school or your practice and provide better patient outcomes. With the app, you can: Develop diagnostic skills using patient scenarios Listen to real heart and lung sounds to recognize different conditions Track your progress Test your knowledge Unlock the full content of the app with the serial number found on the chestpiece of your Littmann stethoscope. Go to the iTunes App Store or Google Play to download the free app and start training today! The colors shown online are approximations. We have made every effort to show the best possible match to the color of the actual product. However, some variation is expected, due to differences in both lighting and monitor calibration.

Our Expert Consultant

Dr. Anis Rehman 
Endocrinologist and assistant professor of internal medicine

Dr. Anis Rehman is a board-certified endocrinologist who treats diabetes, obesity, thyroid diseases and osteoporosis, as well as general endocrine diseases. He also serves as an assistant professor of internal medicine at SIU School of Medicine.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Non-chill, tunable diaphragm
The Lightweight II SE is not as featured as some of the other, more expensive options, but is still very high-quality, especially for its price range.
The tunable diaphragm technology enables healthcare practitioners to detect different frequency sounds by adjusting the pressure on the chest piece

What reviewers didn't like

Only includes one pair of ear tips
Diaphragm is metal/resin composite; not meant for professional use.
The 28” tubing may seem short, especially if you’re used to 32” stethoscope
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