ADC Adscope 603 Series Stethoscope Review
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I am back for another stethoscope review and today we will be looking at the ADC Adscope 603 Series Stethoscope. The website boasts it’s outstanding acoustics and durability, so today we will find out how good this stethoscope really is and how many stars it will collect. As usual, I will be rating 10 components and score them from one to five, so by the end of the review, it can have the highest possible score of 50.
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The ADC Adscope 603 Series only has a single lumen tubing so it’s not a specialized stethoscope and the sound is not as impeccable as a cardiology stethoscope which has two lumens. More than that, I have also reviewed other single lumen stethoscopes that have better acoustic than this one so I am not that much impressed. It is not as loud and clear as I prefer so I’d only give it a 3/5 Stars.
2. Ear Tip Comfort
The ear tip attached to the ADC Adscope 603 Series is the Medium-sized ear tips and personally it is too small for me and it is painful as it burrows on my ear. I switched it with the large-sized ear tips that are included in the spare kit and I found out that that was a better fit for me. The ear tips are soft and comfortable and for that, it got 4/5 Stars.
The ADC Adscope 603 Series weighs 164grams or 5.7oz. As I am very particular with the weight of my stethoscope, I think that the weight of the Adscope 603 plays in the middle. It’s not too heavy to be annoying to carry around but it is not that light that I won’t notice it hanging around my neck. I would prefer it to be a little lighter so I have given it a score of 3.5/5 Stars.
The Price of the ADC Adscope 603 Series is 77 USD and for me, you get the value of what you paid and for that price, it’s a pretty decent stethoscope.
I gave it a 4/5 Stars.
5. Tubing Length
The ADC Adscope 603 Series is 77cm or 30in long. This stethoscope is too long for me and the implication of a long-tubed stethoscope is that when you use it, the tubing brushes on the beddings, on the patient, or on your own arms, so there are extra noises that can be heard. Some people prefer long stethoscopes though, so this will be good for you if you are a tall person or you have longer arms.
For me, I give it 4/5 Stars.
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6. Tubing Feel
The ADC Adscope 603 Series has a sticky tubing so when I hang it on my neck it sticks to my skin and pulls the hairs at the back of my neck. If you don’t usually hang your stethoscope on your neck, then this will not be a problem for you. Bjorn Hall has beautiful stethoscope cases that might go well with this stethoscope before you drop it inside your bag. Check them out.
For the tubing feel, Personally, I am not a fan of its texture at all so I gave it a 2/5 Stars.
7. Stethoscope Design
The stethoscope has a carbon print design which looks really cool and I like it. The diaphragm is turnable, which is something I always look for when buying a stethoscope and there is a dot indicator on which side is on. The open bell has a non-chill rim but it does not convert to a pediatric diaphragm so that is a little let down for me.
According to the user manual, it has a reinforced yoke. The yoke is the part of the tube where the tube from the diaphragm and the tubes from the binaurals intersect. If you try to feel the tubes, it is indeed thicker on that part of the stethoscope. The Binaural has a springing tension and it holds its position well that I don’t have to readjust it all the time, so that is good.
I give the stethoscope design a 3/5 Stars.
8. Spare Kit
With the spare kit of the ADC Adscope 603 Series, you will get extra small-sized ear tips, large-sized ear tips and a name tag. That’s all there is.
I give it a 3/5 Stars.
The ADC Adscope 603 Series offers a lifetime warranty for all its parts, which is amazing. You do have to register your stethoscope on their website and of course, it has some exclusions.
Nevertheless, I love lifetime warranties so for that I give it a 5/5 Stars.
10. Buying Experience
The ADC Adscope 603 Series comes in a white box with a small window, showing the design of the stethoscope diaphragm inside. When you open the box, everything is simply laid on a plastic enclosure. I have an unboxing video for the ADC Adscope 603 Series and you can see it fresh out of the box from there.
The buying experience does not change the functionality of the stethoscope but for the sake of a complete detailed review, I am including it. For my entire buying experience, I give it a 3.5/5 Stars.
ADC Adscope 603 Series Stethoscope overall score: 35/50 Stars!
Acoustics: 3/5 Stars
Ear Tip Comfort: 4/5 Stars
Weight: 3.5/5 Stars
Price: 4/5 Stars
Tubing Length: 4/5 Stars
Tubing Feel: 2/5 Stars
Stethoscope Design: 3/5 Stars
Spare Kit: 3/5 Stars
Warranty: 5/5 Stars
Buying Experience: 3.5/5 Stars
Watch my review here to see the ADC Adscope 603 Series Stethoscope
What I liked about the ADC Adscope 603 Series Stethoscope is that it has a good value for money, considering its price and quality. The ear tips are soft and nice in the ear and the carbon fiber print of the tubing also looks really nice.
What lets it down is that the tubing is too sticky and too long for me, and the open bell cannot be converted to a pediatric diaphragm.
The ADC Adscope 603 Series Stethoscope is a good entry-level stethoscope and this is perfect for student nurses who want to buy their first decent stethoscope without spending a lot of money.
You might want to see how the Adscope 603 looks like fresh from the box:
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