ADC Adscope 603 Stethoscope vs ADC Adscope 608 Stethoscope

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Today, I am going to be reviewing two beautiful stethoscopes from ADC Adscope, the Adscope 603 Series vs the Adscope 608 Series. I will lay their characteristics side by side and let’s find out which one comes out on top as the best ADC Stethoscope.

 

Let’s Begin!

 

ADC Adscope 603 Stethoscope vs ADC Adscope 608 Stethoscope

 

ADC Adscope 603 Stethoscope

ADC Adscope 608 Stethoscope

ADC Adscope 603 Stethoscope ADC Adscope 608 Stethoscope

Price

77 USD

95 USD

Weight

163g or 5.7oz

174g or 6.1oz

Acoustics

3/5 Stars

3.5/5 Stars

Length

77cm or  30in

Tubing Feel

2/5 Stars

Spare Kit

Large and Small Eart Tips, Name Tag, and User Manual

Large and Small Eart Tips, Name Tag, Open Bell, and User Manual

Warranty

Lifetime Warranty

Overall Score

35/50 Stars

36.5/50 Stars



Price

 I bought the ADC Adscope 603 for 77 USD while I bought the ADC Adscope 608 for 95 USD. What’s the difference between the Adscope 603 ad Adscope 608 besides the price? And is it worth buying one over the other? Let’s read further.



Weight 

The ADC Adscope 603 weighs 163g or 5.7oz. It is lighter compared to ADC Adscope 608 which weighs 174g or 6.1oz. Personally, ADC Adscope 603’s weight is a bit acceptable for me. It’s not as light as I would like for a stethoscope but not heavy enough to be annoying to bring around. The ADC Adscope 608, on the other hand, is a bit too heavy for me. I like to put my stethoscope around my neck and when using the ADC Adscope 608, it feels heavy on my neck by the end of the shift.



Acoustics 

In my detailed review, the ADC Adscope 603 got 3 out of 5 stars while the ADC Adscope 608 got 3.5 out of 5 stars. Actually, the main difference between the Adscope 603 and 608 is the open bell. The ADC Adscope 603’s open bell does not convert to a pediatric diaphragm while the ADC Adscope 608’s open bell is a screw-on and off and can be converted to a pediatric diaphragm. I think the 603’s acoustic scored lower because some of the sounds get out from the open bell. It’s not as clear and loud as I would’ve liked.



Length 

When it comes to length, both of the stethoscopes are 77cm or 30in long. Personally, the stethoscopes are too long for me and the implication of a long-tubed stethoscope is that when you use it, the tubing brushes on the beddings or on my arms, and they create extra noise. 


Before I continue, you might wonder

 

 “JUST HOW MANY STETHOSCOPES DO YOU HAVE AT HOME NURSE JENNY??” 

 

Well, I have bought a lot of stethoscopes for all my Stethoscope Reviews but they are not at home collecting dust. I do run monthly giveaways, so if you're interested and would like to join, check out my website for the free monthly giveaways.

 

Let's continue!

 

Tubing Feel

 For the tubing feel it’s again a tie for both of the stethoscopes. The Adscope 603 and 608 both got 2 out of 5 Stars. The reason for having a bit low score is that their tubings are sticky and they stick to the small hairs of my neck and my skin. They are a bit uncomfortable. If you don’t usually put your stethoscope on your neck then this might not be an issue for you. 



Spare Kit 

The ADC Adscope 603’s spare kit includes Large and Small Eart Tips, Name Tag, and User Manual while the ADC Adscope 608’s includes Large and Small Eart Tips, Name Tag, User Manual, and since the pediatric diaphragm is convertible, it also includes an Open Bell.



Warranty 

Both the ADC Adscope 603 and 608 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.



Overall Score 

In my detailed review, the ADC Adscope 603 got 35 out of 50 stars, while the ADC Adscope 608 got 36.5 out of 50 stars.  If you want to learn more about their detailed features, I have a review for both of them. I reviewed them under 10 aspects and gave them a score out of so by the end of the review they can have a total score of 50 out of 50. 

 

Check out the individual reviews here:

 

ADC Adscope 603 Series Stethoscope Review


ADC Adscope 608 Series Stethoscope Review



You can see the stethoscope review here:

 

Do you have the Adscope 603 or the Adscope 608? What do you think about them?

If you have any questions regarding these stethoscopes or any suggestions for my next review, please drop them down in the comments below. I love to hear from you! See you all in my next blog!



Have a good shift and remember as always, listen with your heart.

 

Nurse Jenny


Jenny, RN is a Registered Nurse working in Sydney Australia. She received her degree in 2013 in Sydney as an international student from Sweden and graduated with a Distinction. She has a passion for Nursing and helping other Nurses and student Nurses in the field, looking at life from the positive side and always giving back where possible. She is the Founder of Bjorn Hall Stethoscopes, a company she created when she saw a need for more personality in the workplace.


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