MDF’s stethoscopes are qualitatively different than other brands. Some really dial in their diaphragms for sensitivity, which is one way of going about things, but MDF approached this issue differently. They simply made a nice loud stethoscope. But this is just one of the key differences. Let’s look at some other MDF stethoscope reviews and see how they perform individually.
MDF Sprague Rappaport
This particular stethoscope, the MDF Sprague Rappaport, along with most others of the MDF brand, are less expensive than say Littmanns. They term their diaphragms as ultra-sensitive, which is cool, but what they really mean is they tweaked the amplification high for noisy environments. That’s a bonus for these, however it could easily become a negative in quiet environments where you don’t need it that loud. Part of the loudness comes from the dual tubes instead of the single that splits off. Each tube delivers pure audio to your ear pieces from the dual-output on the bell. They do boast soft tip earpieces as well. The most magnificent part is the “Free Parts For Life” Program. Once you buy, your’e in for life with free repair parts. The only time you’re going to leave the brand is if you want a higher quality stethoscope in general. One of the things I do like is all MDF’s come with identification tags so you can write your name on them. That way nobody can claim yours nor will you lose it amongst other similar models.
MDF ER Premier
This ER Premier stethoscope is cool. It boasts a dual head chestpiece and the acoustic valve stem is fully rotational, which means you aren’t going to start twisting your tubes up and having to untangle. Like above, this is another nice and loud stethoscope, made specifically for emergency room physicians. This is the same stethoscope as their Classic Cardiology model once you make the Bell Conversion which is included. That’s pretty cool, right? The diaphragm here can capture sounds from 100 to 1000 Hz. This is down in the bass levels, right where the heartbeat thumps and the wheezing of the lungs is at. It’s got the soft eartips too. That’s really about all you need to know. It’s another quality loud option from MDF.
MDF MD One
I like the MDF MD One. Another quality offering from MDF featuring stainless steel construction and a dual head chestpiece. The fully rotating valve stem features a green dot for alignment so you know you’re getting the optimal sound through the tubing to your ears, which are seated comfortably in your ear, sealed from all outside sounds, with the soft eartips. The bell is of the non-chill variety, which means your patient isn’t going to jerk away from cold metal, which shaves some time off of your job. You know when you repeat the same action hundreds of times a week, each second counts. You get the same Parts For Life program as well. The tubing on this one is special, because it’s thick, dense, and is non-stick, so it doesn’t rub against itself and make noise while you’re trying to listen. Look at the details by clicking the picture, including the weight, length, diaphragm width, and more.