The Littmann Classic III is the newest version of the Littmann Classic II. The main difference between the two is that the Classic III has a tunable diaphragm, which allows you to hear low and high-frequency sounds. The Classic II does not have this feature.
Littmann Classic II comes in 9 different colors while Classic 3 comes in 16 different colors and 6 finishes.
Littmann Classic 2 costs almost half of what Classic 3 retails for. You can get Classic 2 for about $60 and Classic 3 will cost you at least $110 in the US.
Classic 2 is a very simple stethoscope and is a good choice for those who are looking for a basic model. It doesn’t have all the features that Classic 3 has, but it’s a good entry-level stethoscope.
If you’re looking for a more advanced stethoscope with better sound quality, then the Littmann Classic III is the better choice. It’s more expensive, but it’s worth the investment if you’re looking for a high-quality stethoscope.
Classic 2 has a T-shape design on the neck while Classic 3 has a Y-shape design.
The Classic II does a better job listening to gastrointestinal and bowel sounds while the Classic III is better for heart, lung, and blood pressure sounds.
Littman Classic 2 has been on the market since 2005 while Classic 3 has been around since 2017.
Classic 2 weighs 5.6 ounces while Classic 3 weighs 5.3 ounces. Classic 3 is relatively lighter than Classic 2 by about 3 ounces.
Classic 2 has a 3-year warranty while Classic 3 has a longer 5-year warranty.