3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Stethoscope

Last updated date: March 14, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.9

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 29 expert reviews, the 3M Littmann 3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Stethoscope placed 3rd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
4,061 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Non-chill, tunable diaphragm
- BestReviews
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.
- My Access Health
The tunable diaphragm technology enables healthcare practitioners to detect different frequency sounds by adjusting the pressure on the chest piece
- Test Prep Nerds
What experts didn't like
Only includes one pair of ear tips
- BestReviews
Diaphragm is metal/resin composite; not meant for professional use.
- My Access Health
The 28” tubing may seem short, especially if you’re used to 32” stethoscope
- Test Prep Nerds

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.

Overall Product Rankings

1. 3M Littmann Classic III Monitoring Stethoscope
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 3
2. 3M Littmann Cardiology IV Diagnostic Stethoscope
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 3
3. 3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Stethoscope
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
4. MDF Instruments Premium Dual Head Stethoscope
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 4
5. Prestige Medical Clinical Lite Stethoscope
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 2
7. ADC Adscope Lite Clinician Stethoscope
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 3
8. Omron Sprague Rappaport Stethoscope
Overall Score: 6.9
Expert Reviews: 3

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