Listening to audiobooks is a great way to kill time when we are driving long journeys. However, for audiobooks downloaded from Audible, it's no easy job to sync them to car radio system as the files are protected with DRM copyright policy. Though we can connect our phones to car radio via bluetooth, DRM has prevented us from transferring Audible audiobooks (.aa, .aax) to as many phones or mobile devices as we want. In order to solve the problem and make Audible audiobooks play anywhere, we need to use some third-party tools to remove DRM from Audible and convert the protected AA/AAX audiobooks to more common formats, like MP3, WAV, etc. Now here comes the top 5 most popular Audible converters for Mac and PC.
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DRmare Audio Converter, a smart DRM audio solution, is regarded the no. 1 Audible audiobook converter in the market, as it's able to convert any locked Audible audiobook DRM-free formats with 100% lossless quality preserved at up to 30X faster speed. Besides, it's easier and more powerful than other competitors. To be specific, it can easily convert all Audible audiobooks from AA, AAX to MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, M4A and M4B while letting users set the parameters like bit rate, audio codec, channel, sample rate, etc. It also allows users split the large Audible audiobooks to small clips via chapters or hours. Thanks to the built-in ID3 editor, the original ID tags of the Audible books, such as book title, cover, author, publish date, etc. will be retained in the DRM-free files after conversion.
In addition to a professional Audible audiobook converter, DRmare Audio Converter also works with other protected audios, including iTunes audiobooks, songs, Apple Music, and non-DRM audiobooks or songs. It's the most comprehensive DRM audiobook converter to enable you play DRM-ed audios on any device as you wish, such as Apple iPod, Sony Walkman, iRiver, PSP, car radio, and much more.
* A real lossless DRM Audible converter
* Convert Audible AA/AAX to popular formats and devices
* Support customizing output quality and splitting
* Convert other DRM-ed audios and non-DRM files
* Very easy to use with 30X faster speed
* Must install iTunes to authorize Audible account before conversion
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When it comes to a dedicated Audible audiobook converter, TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter should be the best alternative to go. Unlike all the other traditional DRM audiobook converters that require users to authenticate Audible account in iTunes, this intelligent Audible converter is able to remove DRM from Audible AA, AAX audio books without iTunes at all. That's to say, you can convert any Audible audiobook to lossless audio, MP3, AAC, WAV, etc. even if you forgot the Audible account. Due to this advanced DRM decrypting method, TunesKit Audible Converter is able to proceed at up to 100X speed while preserving the original quality of the audiobook. Like DRmare, it also supports cutting the large files into small segments by chapters or hours and keep the ID3 tags including book cover, author, publisher, etc.
* Easy to operate with clear interface
* Require no iTunes or account authorization
* Remove DRM from Audible audiobooks losslessly
* Convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, M4A, M4B
* Support personalized adjusting and splitting
* A little expensive than other more comprehensive audiobook converters
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As one of the best DRM removal solution providers in the world, TunesKit has developed many well-known DRM audio and video tools, including the DRM Audiobook Converter. Differs with its Audible Converter that only supports converting Audible audiobooks, TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter works with both Audible and iTunes audiobooks. It's able to convert the DRM-locked Audible and iTunes books from AA, AAX, M4B, M4A to unprotected MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC and many more. You are allowed to adjust the output audio quality by setting the sample rate, audio channel, bit rate all according to your own needs.
* Support both protected Audible and iTunes audiobooks
* Convert DRM-ed audiobooks to MP3, AAC, etc.
* Require iTunes and Audible authentication
Epubor Audible Converter is another easy-to-use DRM audiobook converter for Audible. It's capable of converting DRM-protected Audible AA and AAX audiobooks to MP3, WMA, AC3, M4A and FLAC for playback on iPod, Kindle, Sony Walkman, iRiver, etc and other iOS, Android mobile phones or tablets. By adopting innovative encoding method, it's able to work at 60X faster speed in converting DRMed Audible audiobook while remaining the original parameters, including the codec, channel, bit rate etc.
* Simple to use
* Much cheaper than other audiobook converter
* Work at 60X faster speed
* Not stable sometimes
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Audials Tunebite is another great DRM remover for audiobooks that can convert Audible audiobooks to unprotected formats with recording technology. As a smart audio recorder, Tunebite can record encrypted audiobooks from Audible and save them as MP3, WMA or AAC file formats supported by most popular devices and players. Apart from Audible audiobooks, Audials TuneBite Platinum is able to convert many other DRM copy-protected music and audiobooks to common audio formats.
* Support a wide range of DRM-ed and non-DRM audios
* Convert audiobooks to a lot of common formats
* Not user friendly for beginners
* Support Windows OS only
* Recording technique can't guarantee lossless quality
By testing those 5 DRM audiobook converters one by one, you may have already picked up the right one for you. To sum up, if you concern much about the output quality of the audiobooks, you are suggested to choose DRmare Audio Converter or TunesKit Audible Converter which promise the 100% lossless quality. If you are looking for complete solution that can not only convert Audible DRM books but also other audios, DRmare and TunesKit Audiobook Converter are the right choices. Anyway, no matter which tool caught your eyes, don't forget to give it a try before placing the order. If you know any other great DRM audiobook converter, speak it out loud in the comments!