How to Download Audible Audiobooks to MP3 Players

"Can I transfer my Audible books to the SanDisk MP3 player? It doesn't seem to work when I simply copy & paste the AA/AAX files. I'd like to listen to audiobooks when I am doing excise outside. Help please. " - From Jace Hill.

MP3 player, also known as digital audio player or portable media player is welcomed widely since it was born. After years of evolvement, most MP3 players can not only play music files, but also play audiobooks, videos and so on. If you also has the requirement like Jace Hill, you can follow me here to find out the best ways to transfer AA/AAX audiobooks to MP3 player.

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Part 1. Download Audible Files to MP3 Players with Audible Manager

Differs from the Android/iOS/Windows mobile devices, you can't install the Audible app to stream Audible audiobooks to MP3 audio player directly. Fortunately Audible also provides another way to transfer the audiobooks to the other compatible devices such as Garmin GPS, MP3 players, SanDisk etc. by using the Audible Manager for Windows.

Step 1. Download and install the Audible Manager from the official website, then launch it.

Step 2. Plug in your MP3 player into the USB port of your computer, then click 'Devices' > 'Add New Device' from the Audible Manager.

add new device on audible manager

Step 3. On the pop-up window, you will see a list of all the compatible devices. Simply select your device and then click 'OK'.

audible ready device

Step 4. You will receive a message asking if you want to install the component files, please click 'OK' to confirm and close the Audible Manager. It will take a few minutes for the related components to be installed.

Step 5. Relaunch the Audible Manager, you will see your MP3 player under the 'Mobile Devices' tab, tap to select it and then click 'Activate'.

activate mp3 player

Step 6. Choose your audiobooks from the library and then click 'Add to Device' to copy the contents.

add audiobooks to mp3 player


1. It is totally free.

2. Easy to manage and transfer Audible audiobooks.


1. You can only do that under Windows computers.

2. Need to authorize the Audible AA/AAX files with the account name and password.

3. Not compatible with some types of MP3 players.

Part 2. Professional Way to Convert Audible Audiobooks to MP3

Audible Manager offers a great way to transfer the audiobooks for Audible compatible MP3 players. But what if your portable player is not recognized or you don't have a Windows computer? Can you still put Audible files onto your portable music player? The answer is positive, all you need is a DRM removal program.

DRmare Audible Audiobook for Mac/Windows is polished with the most advanced audio encoding technology. It can get access to your Audible files directly to decrypt and extract the pure audio files without changing the metadata, as a result, the output music files are 100% lossless. You don't need to input the account name and password to authorize the files either. Just throw the Audible files into the working area of DRmare software, it will did the remaining tasks.

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DRmare AA/AAX Audiobook Converter

drmare audio converter
  • Bypass DRM hassles from Audible AA/AAX files, Apple Music and so on
  • Convert Audible audiobooks to MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WAV, M4B format in batch
  • Split the large audiobook files into small chapters for easier navigating
  • 30X faster speed with parallel processes, work like a flash beyond your imagination

Are you interested in the DRmare Audible Audiobook Converter? If so, please press the 'Download' button to get it into your computer and start to use it to remove any DRM limitations.

Step 1Add Audible AA/AAX books
add audible aa/aax audiobooks
You can click the two buttons from the bottom left to import your Audible books from iTunes library or computer folder depending on where you save them before. Besides, you can drag and drop to add them.
Step 2Select MP3 output format
choose output format as mp3
By default, DRmare software has already selected the 'MP3' as the default output format. So actually you don't have to do anything else. But in case 'MP3' is not chosen, you can navigate to the format icon and then click it to change the output format. One important settings is to split the audiobooks to chapters so that you will have smaller music files and you can listen to the converted audiobooks much more easily. Besides, there are many customization options such as reducing the bit rate, frame rate, editing tags etc.
Step 3Convert Audiobook AA/AAX to MP3
convert audiobook to mp3
Next, you can click 'Convert' icon from the bottom right of the DRmare Audio Converter screen to convert all files in batch. With the parallel converting acceleration technology, you will be surprised how fast it runs when you use it for the first time. What is even better is that the output quality is 100% lossless.
Step 4Put audiobooks on MP3 player
When the DRM protection is released, it is a cinch to download audible books to music player. You can copy and paste them or drag & drop them, just do it in the way you prefer.


1. Support all kinds of MP3 players

2. You can transfer Audible AA/AAX audiobooks from either Windows or Mac computers.

3. No authorization required and you can listen to the converted files anywhere.


1. The software costs $39.95 maybe expensive for some users who only after free tools, but it is really worth it if you have plenty of Audible audiobooks.

Video Guide: How to Play Audible Books on MP3 Players

You are suggested to follow this video tutorial to learn more about the steps to convert and play Audible audiobooks on MP3 players with the help of DRmare Audio Converter:

Part 3. Best MP3 Players for Audible Recommended

Wow, congratulations, you have read the best ways to play Audible audiobooks on portable MP3 players. Are you going to do that right now? If you don't have a music device yet, following are a list of the best MP3 players of 2018 for your reference.

Apple iPod Shuffle. iPod has dominated the portable player market for years. This is the most affordable iPod from Apple, you can use it to listen to music, audiobooks and podcasts easily.

SanDisk Clip Jam. Another electronic music player which costs a low price but still with great quality. In addition, you don't need iTunes to transfer music files, just copy any music directly.

Sony Walkman NW-A25HN. Walkman is well-known for its high fidelity audio quality. It costs dozens of more dollars than the iPod Shuffle/Nano, but you should go ahead to get it if you are an audiophile.

Creative Zen X-Fi. If you want a portable player which has powerful features and fantastic sound quality at a reasonable price, then that is it.

iRiver E100. This player doesn't have top-notch sound quality, but still higher than most MP3 players in the market. It is really good for the average music lovers who don't want to spend massively.

Posted on March 29, 2018 6:31 pm / Post for Convert DRM Audiobooks

Thomas Carman

Staff Editor

Thomas Carman is an experienced writer, software geek, and audiobook enthusiast. He always spends his time collecting interesting audiobooks and concluding helpful ways of audiobook entertainment.