In today’s global market place, we are bombarded with a variety of options as to where to buy our products. In the past, options were much fewer and were limited as to the products you could buy and the price in which those products cost. Today, we seem to have an infinite amount of choices especially when we consider the online market place to now be the world’s largest market place.
Stethoscopes are one of those products which is a little bit tricky to find if you’re not sure where to look. Although it’s a common product among medical professionals, people outside of the profession will generally have very little use for the product. Because of this, to find a store which sells medical equipment can be tricky because the stores that do sell medical supplies are supplying quite a small market.
If you live in a large city, it’s easier to go into a store and find the products you’re looking for. For example, a city such as Vancouver will have a few different options which will offer plenty of selection when it comes to finding the best stethoscope for your medical profession. However if you live in a smaller city or town, it can be much more difficult to find a store which carries supplies. And even if you do find a store which sells stethoscopes, the selection and price might not be what you’re looking for.
The best choice for buying a Stethoscope no matter where you live these days is to buy online. When you shop online, not only will you get the best price, but you’ll have the ability to compare retailers from the comfort of your own home. No need to race from store to store comparing prices, it’s all done with the click of a button.
Online retailers are also able to offer the best prices because they have much lower overhead cost than traditional retailers. Big online marketplaces like Amazon will also provide you with more information about a product then any sales person can because they also provide a platform for people who have bought the product to share their product reviews. Plus you have resources like vidalista.ink which are dedicated to providing hands-on product reviews which are shared via the world wide web.
My Favorite Online Stethoscopes for Sale
3M Littmann Classic II S.E. Stethoscope
One of the most popular stethoscopes for nurses and EMT’s alike, the Classic II S.E. is a versatile stethoscope which is available for a fantastic low price via the online retailer Amazon.com. It’s listing price is $100 but I haven’t seen the price go above $70 in a long time. I would be pretty confident you’d have an extremely tough time finding this particular model for any cheaper at a retail store.
The Classic II features the patented soft-sealing ear tips which provide the most comfort and noise cancelling ability in the industry. As stethoscopes are essentially instruments that amplify sounds, it’s extremely important that the acoustics are clear and block any external noise.
The chest piece technology is also state-of-the art featuring a double sided chest piece which can easily change modes by just applying slight pressure to the diaphragm. Switch between bell and diaphragm mode without having to index and replace for same-site auscultation
R.A. Bock Cardiology Dual-Head Stethoscope
Another dandy available online for half the price of a typical retailer. Cardiac stethoscopes are generally a little bit more expensive than non-cardiac stethoscopes and for the price, the R.A. Bock is a very effective option. It might not quite compare to the Littmann Cardiology III but for a price tag which is less than 2/3rds the price.
In our testing, we were really impressed with the acoustics. I would say as far as acoustics go, it actually matches the 3M Littmann Cardiology III as we were able to pick up the same faint sounds in both devices. One thing the R.A. Bock doesn’t do as well as the Littmanns is provide the same quality ear tips which provide both comfort and noise cancelling technology. If you happen to work in an environment where it is extremely noisy, this might affect you.
With a lifetime warranty, and a brand which is becoming increasingly established, I reckon it’s a great buy if you’re looking for a value priced cardiology stethoscope.
ADSCOPE Animal Scope (Pediatric)
Here is a prime example of a product you typically won’t find in a medical supply store. Something which is a little bit more unique but extremely awesome and useful, the ADSCOPE Animal Scope is the perfect back-to-basics stethoscope.
Packaged with a variety of different animal coverings, it’s not only a high performance stethoscope but also the cutest. You’ll have kids feeling comfortable immediately when they have the panda bear staring up at them rather than a cold black diaphragm.
Performance wise we were actually pretty impressed. Being that it is quite affordable, I was worried it might also lack performance but I was wrong. The acoustics were solid, and the noise cancellation of the ear pieces was adequate.
I think the only issue you’ll face with this particular stethoscope is making sure one of the 7 animal pieces it ships with don’t get lost along the way!