MDF Classic Cardiology Stethoscope vs Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope

Hello guys, Nurse Jenny here!

Today I'm going review the MDF Classic Cardiology Stethoscope vs Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope and I will show you their similarities and differences side by side.

Let's begin!



 MDF Classic Cardiology vs Littmann Cardiology IV


MDF Classic Cardiology Stethoscope

Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope

MDF Classic Cardiology


125 USD

180 USD


270g or 9.5oz

171g or 6oz


5/5 Stars

5/5 Stars


75cm or 29in

69cm or 27in

Tubing Feel

2.5/5 Stars

3.5/5 Stars

Spare Kit

Small Ear Tips, Large Ear Tips, Spare Diaphragm, Nametag, User Manual

Small Soft Ear tips, Hard Ear tips, Non-Chill Rim, Manual


Free parts for life

7 years

Overall Score

38/50 Stars

40/50 Stars


  1. Price

I bought the MDF Classic Cardiology Stethoscope for 125 USD while I bought the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope for 180 USD. That’s a big difference between the two, so let’s find out more which of the two has more value for money.


  1. Weight

The MDF Classic Cardiology weighs 270g or 9.5oz while the Littmann Cardiology IV weighs 171g or 6oz. Personally, the additional 99g weight of the MDF Classic Cardiology is way too much for me as this is the heaviest stethoscope I had ever reviewed. 


  1. Acoustics

Both stethoscopes got a perfect score of 5 out of 5. They are both cardiology and dual-lumen stethoscopes so their acoustics are loud and clear and just impeccable. 


  1. Length

The MDF Classic Cardiology Stethoscope is 75cm or 29in long while the Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope is 69cm or 27in long. Personally I wanted the Littmann Cardiology to be a bit longer so the length of the MDF Classic Cardiology for me was just perfect. 

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Let's continue!

  1. Tubing Feel

I gave the MDF Classic Cardiology Stethoscope a 2.5 out of 5 stars while I gave the Littmann Cardiology IV a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Both of the tubings’ textures are the same. The only difference between the two is that the MDF Classic Cardiology is more rigid.


  1. Spare Kit

The MDF Classic Cardiology’s spare kit includes the Small Ear Tips, Large Ear Tips, Spare Diaphragm, Nametag, and User Manual while the Littmann Cardiology Stethoscope’s spare kit includes Small Soft Ear tips, Hard Ear tips, Non-Chill Rim, and User Manual. They both have good inclusions and I am happy with them. 


  1. Warranty

The MDF Classic Cardiology’s manufacturer warranty is free for life and if you lose parts of your stethoscope you could have free parts for life as well. On the other hand, the Littmann Cardiology IV’s manufacturer’s warranty is 7 years. I love the MDF’s warranty, enough said.


  1. Overall Score

In my detailed review of the stethoscopes, MDF Classic Cardiology received a 38 out of 50 Stars while the Littmann Cardiology IV received 40/50 Stars. 

You can find out the reason between these two overall scores through these links. 


MDF Classic Cardiology Stethoscope Complete Review
Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope Complete Review


Watch my MDF Classic Cardiology Stethoscope Vs Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope review here:


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There you go guys!


I hope I had shed some light on your decision making on which stethoscope to buy.
I have more side by side stethoscope comparisons so you can check out my Nurse Jenny blogs and if you have questions regarding these two or if you have review requests, please drop them down in the comment box below! I would love to hear 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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