As the best known seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, Audible sells more than 200,000 digital audiobooks and other audio items to worldwide users through its online store. However, Audible's audiobooks can only be played on selected mobile devices due to digital rights management which is used to protect the audiobook publishers' copyright. Because of DRM, a title is only accessible with Audible account authorization. And it can only be burned to CD once.
Audible audiobooks are saved in encrypted AA and AAX format. In order to listen to these books on any device, a smart Audible to MP3 converter would be necessary. After searching and testing most Audible audiobook converters on the internet, we made a collection of top 4 best Audible converter, including free and paid solutions that can completely remove DRM from Audible and easily convert Audible AA/AAX audiobook to MP3 on Mac and Windows.
1. AudFree DRM Audio Converter (Mac, Windows) - $39.95
When talking about the best Audible audiobook converter, AudFree DRM Audio Converter could be the first priority thanks to its amazing performance in converting DRM-ed Audible AA/AAX to MP3. It's the most comprehensive audio toolbox for Audible audiobooks as it can not only convert Audible books to MP3, AAC, WAV, and other formats, but also keep the 100% original quality for the AA and AAX audiobook files. That's to say, you won't feel any difference in quality when playing the converted Audible audiobooks on other devices or players.
With a concise user interface, AudFree Audible Audiobook Converter allows you to drag any file to convert in only one click. It's able to auto fix the ID3 tags such as cover, author, year, genre and chapter info of the Audible books while stripping off the DRM. You can freely customize the audio quality by changing the audio codec, channel, bit rate, sample rate and more. Better still, the built-in splitter lets you flexibly cut the large audiobook into small segments by chapters so that you can enjoy the audiobooks more easily.
In addition to a great Audible converter, AudFree DRM Audio Converter also works well with other DRM-ed audios, including Apple Music, iTunes songs and audiobooks as well as non-DRM audio tracks.
* Convert Audible audiobooks 100% losslessly
* Support other DRM-protected audios as well
* A simple to use Audible converter for anyone
* Need to install iTunes together
2. TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter (Mac, Windows) - $34.95
As a dedicated DRM removal tool for Audible audiobook, TunesKit AA/AAX Converter is highly recommended if you are looking for an easy-to-handle Audible to MP3 converter. Unlike the traditional Audible audiobook converters, this program doesn't require you to install iTunes nor authorize the Audible account. In other words, it can delete the DRM lock from your Audible audiobooks straightforward even if you forgot the Audible account or password. Therefore, it's also the fastest Audible converter whose conversion speed can reach to 100X faster.
The other advantage of TunesKit Audible Converter is its ability to keep the lossless audiobook quality while converting the Audible AA/AAX to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, M4A, etc. Similar to AudFree Audiobook Converter, this app also supports retaining ID3 tags and splitting large audiobooks via chapters.
* Remove DRM from Audible audiobooks without iTunes
* Keep lossless quality and ID3 tags
* 100X faster conversion speed
* Output profile should be updated
3. Audials Tunebite 2018 Platinum (Windows) - $24.9
Different from the top 2 specialized Audible converters, Audials Tunebite Platinum is using audio recording technology to help you downloading and converting Audible audiobooks to MP3 and others. With Audials Tunebite 2018 Platinum, you can record the DRM-protected audiobook streams from Audible and save the recordings as MP3 files with all ID3 tags without commercials. Once recorded, you are able to enjoy all the books on popular MP3 players with no limit.
Aside from recording Audible audiobooks and other audios, Audials Tunebite can also be used to record video streams online like iTunes, YouTube, etc. in high quality.
* Record audios as well as videos
* Mac version is unavailable
* Too complicated for beginners
* Need to install iTunes together
4. InAudible (Windows) - Free
If you are looking for a free Audible AAX to MP3 converter, you are recommended to test InAudible, a freeware which can easily remove DRM from Audible audiobooks while converting the AA/AAX files to MP3, WAV, FLAC or other formats. It also copies all the ID tags and metadata including chapters, cover, title, etc. of the audiobooks after conversion. And like the other Audible solutions mentioned above, it can also separate audiobooks into small clips by chapters. But as it's only in beta version now, you are required to install two apps, including inaudible-NG’s tables and FFmpeg in order to convert Audible audiobooks to MP3.
* It's free of charge
* No Mac version yet
* Not user friendly for non-tech-savvy users
* No tech support available