Littmann Classic III Stethoscope vs ADC Adscope 608 Stethoscope

Hey guys, Nurse Jenny here!


Today I am going to compare two good stethoscopes, the Littmann Classic III vs the ADC Adscope 608. We will find out how much, how long, their included spare kits and a lot more. I will lay all their differences and similarities side by side for you to have an informed decision by the end of the blog. 


Littmann Classic III vs Adscope 608


What are we waiting for? Let’s get into it!


Littmann Classic III Stethoscope

ADC Adscope 608 Stethoscope

Litmmann Classic III Stethoscope ADC Adscope 608 Stethhoscope


100 USD

95 USD


158g or 5.5oz

174g or 6.1oz


4/5 Stars

3.5/5 Stars


71cm or 27in

77cm or 30in

Tubing Feel

3.5/5 Stars

2/5 Stars

Spare Kit

Small Ear Tips, Non-Chill Rim and a User Manual

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


5 Years


Overall Score

39/50 Stars

36.5/50 Stars

1. Price

    I bought the Littmann Classic III for 100 USD while I bought the ADC Adscope 608 for 95 USD. They are very close when it comes to the price. Let’s find out more about them.


    2. Weight

       The Littmann Classic III weighs 158g or 5.5 oz, while the ADC Adscope 608 weighs 174g or 6.1oz. The Adscope 608 weighs almost as much as the Littmann Classic Cardiology IV and for me personally, that is way too heavy for a stethoscope. 


      3. Acoustics

      In my detailed review, I rated the Littmann Classic III’s acoustics of 4 out of 5 stars, it has really nice acoustics, loud and clear, while I gave the ADC Adscope 608 a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars because it has good acoustics for its price, not the best but also not the worst.


      4. Length

      The Littmann Classic III is 71cm or 27in long while the ADC Adscpope 608 is 77cm or 30in long. Personally, I think the 3-inch difference between them is a bit much. But if you like long stethoscopes then this would not be a problem for you.


      Before I continue, you might wonder




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      Let's continue!


      5. Tubing Feel

      In my individual detailed review, the Littmann Classic III got a 3.5 out of 5 stars while the ADC Adscope 608 got a 2 out of 5 stars. One reason that the Adscope 608 only got 2 stars is that the tubing is sticky. You can check my reviews to find out the other reasons behind those scores. I will include the links below.


      6. Spare Kit

      The Littmann Classic III’s spare kit includes Small Ear Tips, Non-Chill Rim and a User Manual, while the Adscope 608 includes Small and Large Ear Tips, Name Tag, Open Bell and a User Manual. I’m happy with the both of them when it comes to spare kit.


      7. Warranty

      The Littmann Classic III has 5 years warranty as indicated in the box and the Adscope 608 has a lifetime warranty. I’m always all for lifetime warranties! There also other stethoscopes that has lifetime warranties. You can check out my Nurse Jenny stethoscope review blogs and find out which ones have them.



      The Littmann Classic III got 39 out of 50 stars in my detailed review while the Adscope 680 got 36.5 out of 50 stars. In my reviews, I give the stethoscopes 5 stars as the highest score for each category. I review the acoustics, tubing feel, the buying experience and lot more.


      If you want to find out more, read my detailed review for both stethoscopes here:

       Littmann Classic III Complete Review
      ADC Adscope 608 Complete Review


      Watch the view of the review here:

      There you have it guys!

      I hope that I gave you an idea of which stethoscope will be better for you. If you have any questions regarding this stethoscope or requests for a stethoscope detailed review, drop them below in the comments. I love hearing from you!

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      Have a good shift and always remember, 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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