MDF Classic Cardiology Rose Gold Stethoscope Review

Hey guys, Nurse Jenny here!

 

For today’s blog, we are going to be having a stethoscope review where I will share with you my detailed review of a stethoscope so by the end of this blog, you can have an informed choice.
As usual, I'm gonna be reviewing 10 aspects and give it a score out of five in each aspect; so by the end, I'm gonna have a score out of 50.

 

Our stethoscope for today is the MDF Classic Cardiology Rose Gold Stethoscope.
I have several reviews comparing it to other Stethoscopes side by side so you can check them out and I will drop the links at the end of this blog. 

 

Let’s begin!

 

MDF Classic Cardiology Rose Gold Stethoscope Review


  1. Acoustics

 

The MDF Classic Cardiology is a cardiology stethoscope after all so it has a dual-lumen tubing. That means the sound is impeccable. The acoustic is loud and clear. There are no rubbing sounds or external noises from the tubing. 

 

For that, I give it a perfect score of 5/5 Stars. 



  1. Ear Tip Comfort

 

The ear tips of the MDF Classic Cardiology Rose Gold Stethoscope are soft. Actually it is a little too soft for me. I would prefer it to be a little more firmer so it won’t feel too flimsy and to have a better seal inside my ear. 

 

I gave it a score of 4/5 Stars.

 

  1. Weight

 

The MDF Classic Cardiology Rose Gold Stethoscope weighs 270 grams or 9.5 ounces. Personally, that is way too heavy for me. I like to hang my stethoscope on my neck and after a while, you would really feel this stethoscope sitting on you and after the shift it does strain a little bit. It’s understandable though since the stethoscope chestpeice is and binaurals are large and made of stainless steel and the tubes a little bit thicker, but this is the heaviest stethoscope I have ever reviewed so for it is a little bit off-putting for me. If you don’t bring your stethoscope around all the time, or you just put it on your table then this will not be a problem for you.

If you prefer to bring your stethoscope on a bag, it is best to put it inside a stethoscope case. Bjorn Hall has these Stylish and Ergonomic Stethoscope Cases, made of leather and magnets.

 

For the weight of the stethoscope, I give it a 1/5 Star.



  1. Price

 

The price of the MDF Classic Cardiology Rose Gold Stethoscope is 125 USD and if you compare that to other Cardiology stethoscopes, personally, I think that that is a great value for money. 

 

I give the price a 5/5 Stars.




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!



  1. Tubing Length

 

The MDF Classic Cardiology Rose Gold Stethoscope is 75 cm or 29 in long. For me, that is a perfect length. I am not bending my back too much and it is not too long that it is flapping around while I am using it. 

 

I like the length if this stethoscope so I gave it a 5/5 Stars.



  1. Tubing Feel


The tubing of the MDF Classic Cardiology Rose Gold Stethoscope is a little sticky and it sticks to my skin and snags the little hairs on my neck. I have reviewed a lot of stethoscopes already and I know that there are better stethoscope tubes out there. The tubing is also a little stiff so you cannot just wrap it around and put it in your pocket. This is probably due to the dual-lumen tubing, so you do have to carry it or hang it on you. 

 

For the tubing feel, I gave it a 2.5/5 Stars,

 

  1. Stethoscope Design

 

Of all the choices to choose from, I chose the Black colored tubing paired with the Rose Gold chestpiece and binaurals. I really love the combination and looks really pretty and classy for me. 

 

The chestpiece is turnable and it boasts a new patented feature which is called the Glide Lock System. What you have to do is push the chestpiece before turning it and it’s a really cool feature.

 

The diaphragm is removable. It is a screw-on and off, as well as the bell. The bell is not convertible to a pediatric diaphragm but since it can be screwed off, I assume there is a pediatric replacement for it that you can buy. Personally, I don’t like screw-on and off diaphragms because they tend to fall off when they start to unscrew on their own. 

 

The ear tips can be removed by pulling it off. You do have to pull with a little force so you don’t have to worry about it falling off.

 

Considering all the stethoscope design, I have given it a 3.5/5 Stars.

 

  1. Spare Kit

 

In the spare kit of the MDF Classic Cardiology Rose Gold Stethoscope, you will receive an extra pair of small ear tips, extra pair of large ear tips, a spare diaphragm, and a name tag. 

It has pretty good inclusions and I like the fact that it gives you three sizes to choose from.

 

I give it a 3.5/5 Stars.



  1. Warranty

 

MDF Classic Cardiology Rose Gold Stethoscope has a lifetime warranty and offers free parts for life. That means if you lose some of its parts, you can just get parts from them via their website.

That is way cool for me

 

Instant 5/5 Stars.



  1. Buying Experience 

 

The MDF Classic Cardiology Rose Gold Stethoscope comes in a white cardboard box. It has a stethoscope design in the front, but it is not the stethoscope that I had ordered. At the top of the box, it indicates the correct color of my stethoscope and at the back it lists the different features of the stethoscope. 

 

When you open the box, the stethoscope is displayed on a white cardboard case, almost like an egg carton, and there is a slot for the stethoscope and the spare kit and the user manual is just put on top of it. It doesn’t make a big difference, but it’s just a little disappointing. 


The buying experience does not affect the performance of the stethoscope in any way, but for the sake of a detailed review, I include it so you would also know what to expect when you receive yours.

 

For the whole buying experience, I give it a 3.5/5 Stars.







MDF Classic Cardiology Rose Gold Stethoscope Overall Score: 38/50 Stars!

 

To recap:

Acoustics:  5/5 Stars

Ear Tip Comfort: 4/5 Stars

Weight: 1/5 Stars

Price: 5/5 Stars

Tubing Length: 5/5 Stars

Tubing Feel: 2.5/5 Stars

Stethoscope Design: 3.5/5 Stars

Spare Kit: 3.5/5 Stars

Warranty: 5/5 Stars

Buying Experience: 3.5/5 Stars



What I loved about the MDF Classic Cardiology Rose Gold Stethoscope is that it has great acoustics, the fact that you can choose the size of the ear tips that fit you and It has a lifetime warranty and free parts for life.  I also really like the fact that it has a reasonable price and a good value for money and the design aesthetics is really pleasing to the eye.

 

What lets it down is the weight, because it is the heaviest stethoscope I had ever reviewed and I am really not a fan of the rigidness of the tube. The bell is not convertible to a pediatric diaphragm and the chest pieces are screw-on and off, so those took negative points for me. 

 

If you want to see how the MDF Classic Cardiology Rose Gold Stethoscope stands against the Littmann Cardiology Stethoscope, check out the review I made, MDF Classic Cardiology Stethoscope vs Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope where I laid them out side by side.

Further reading:

MDF Classic Cardiology Stethoscope vs Littmann Cardiology IV Stethoscope

 Welch Allyn Harvey DLX Cardiology Stethoscope Review

 

If you have any questions regarding the MDF Classic Cardiology or you have a suggestion on which stethoscope I should review next, please drop them down in the comments below! I would love to hear from you. You can also join us with the nursing talk with all the other nurses by joining the Nurse Jenny facebook page. Hope to see you around!




May you have a peaceful 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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