Two Best Tools to Convert Audible AAX/AA Audiobooks to MP3 Losslessly

Posted by Adam Gorden on April 25, 2019 6:20 PM.
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"I have purchased some audiobooks on Amazon recently, but I can only play them with their software on my computer. How can I download those files and then play on my MP3 player? I am eager to solve the problem and cannot find an appropriate method. Can you give me any suggestion? Wait for your help!" —— From Quora

Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming on the Internet. Audible sells digital audiobooks, radio, TV programs and audio versions of magazines and newspaper. All Audible audiobooks are encoded in the format of AA and AAX protected by Digital Right Management (DRM). Therefore, Audible's content is only accessible through special proprietary closed software, including unauthorized-playback prevention by means of an Amazon user name and password. That means that all users are not allowed to play these audiobooks on other devices not supported by Audible.

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However, we could remove DRM protection from Audible audiobooks and convert them into some common formats such as MP3 by virtue of the tool, so that these audiobooks can be played on any device anytime. Next, I would introduce two best tools to help you convert Audible AA or AAX to MP3.

Part 1. Convert Audible Books to MP3 with TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter
Part 2. Convert Audible Books to MP3 with TunesKit Audio Converter
Part 3. Comparison between TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter and TunesKit Audio Converter
Part 4. In conclusion

Part 1. Use TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter to Converter AA/AAX audiobooks to MP3

TunesKit Audible Audiobook Converter is a unique and top-leading DRM removal solution for Audible audiobooks that can losslessly remove DRM restriction from Audible audiobooks and convert the AA, AAX audio books to non-DRM MP3, M4A, WAV, WMA, FLAC, OGG, M4R and other popular audio formats. It's also capable of splitting the large audiobook file into small clips via chapters. It doesn't require iTunes and other extra apps at all.

Please simply download and install the free trial version of TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter as below and learn how to convert Audible AA, AAX to lossless format or other audios by following the steps here.

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Step 1. Import Audible audiobooks to the software

add audible aax files

Simply launch TunesKit Audible AAX Converter. Then click the "Add Files" button to load the Audible AA or AAX audiobooks from your computer. You can also import the audiobooks via direct drag-and-drop. You can add multiple audiobook files once for batch conversion.

Step 2. Select output formats

set audiobook output formats as mp3

After the audiobook files are imported into TunesKit Audible AA Converter, you should click the "Format" button at the bottom left of the conversion interface and choose the output format from the pop-up window. The default output format is lossless which will generate a DRM-free audiobook files without touching the original audio tracks at ll. Currently it supports many output formats, including MP3, M4B, AAC, WAV, WMA, M4R, M4A, FLAC, OGG and other popular formats. For lossless output, you can't customize the audio codec, channel, sample rate and bit rate.

Step 3. Convert DRM-protected Audible audiobooks to MP3

converted mp3 audiobooks

Before starting the conversion, you can click the "Editor" icon listed in each column of the audio book file to split the audiobook into several small files via chapters or time frame. Then click the "Convert" button to start removing DRM from Audible audiobooks and converting the AA, AAX files to DRM-free lossless audio or other formats at up to 100X faster speed.

Part 2. Use TunesKit Audio Converter to Converter AA/AAX Audiobooks to MP3

TunesKit DRM Audio Converter is an one-stop audio converting solution to help you easily convert any audio file, including the DRM-ed and non-DRM audios, such as Audible audiobooks, Apple Music and iTunes songs to common MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC and other common formats so that you can enjoy your audios on any device anytime.

You can simply download and install the free trial version of TunesKit DRM Audio Converter on your computer.

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Step 1. Import Audible audiobooks to the software

audio converter

Once launched TunesKit Audio Converter, you'll find there are two "Add" buttons at the top center. If you want to convert the DRM-protected audios, like Audible audiobooks, Apple Music and iTunes songs, you should click the second button to load the audio files. If you want to convert the common DRM-free audio files, you can simply click the first one.

Note: Before started, you need to make sure the DRM-ed audios you are going to convert could play well in iTunes. Otherwise, please firstly authorize your iTunes to play those audios in advance.

Step 2. Select output formats

set formats

Step 3. Convert DRM-protected Audible audiobooks to MP3

converted audible audiobooks to mp3

When all the parameters and the output folder are set ready, you can begin to convert the DRM-ed Apple Music or audio books to common MP3 and other formats by pressing the "Convert" button. Once the conversion finishes, you can locate the DRM-free audio files in the history folder and share them to any device or platform for playback.

Part 3. Comparison between TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter and TunesKit Audio Converter

TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter and TunesKit Audio Converter are two kinds of software which can convert Audible audiobooks into some common formats such as MP3. The two software seem to be very similar though they can meet the demand of different users. It is difficult to judge which one is better. However, I would make a brief comparison between them so that you can understand which one could meet your requirements better.

The two software are same in the basic technical requirements such as operating system, processor, RAM and monitor and in the common functions such as supported input method, lossless output quality, editing and others. The differences between them are formats, speed and others as the following table describes.

  TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter TunesKit Audio Converter
Supported Input Formats DRM-protected AA, AAX audiobooks purchased from Audible.com iTunes M4P, Apple Music, Audible AA, AAX, iTunes M4B, M4A, M4A, M4B, M4P, M4R, MP3, M4A, MP2, MPA, WMA, AAC, AC3, MKA, OGG, AIFF, RA, RAM, WAV, APE, FLAC, AA, AAX, etc.
Supported Output Formats Lossless audio, MP3, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG, AIFF, APE, FLAC, WAV, WMA, M4B, M4R, MKA and AU MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, FLAC
Conversion Speed 100× faster speed 30× faster speed
Require iTunes No Yes
Bit Rate 16 / 32 / 64 / 80 / 96 / 128 / 160 / 192 / 256 / 320 / 512 kbps 16 / 32 / 64 / 96 / 128 / 160 / 192 / 256 / 320 kbps
Account Authorization No need Need
Audio Spliting Yes No

Part 4. In conclusion

In short, TunesKit Audible AA/AAX is a specific tool which specializes in the format conversion of Audible audiobooks with a faster speed and without the account authorization, while TunesKit Audio Converter is an overall tool which is suitable for audiobooks from both Audible and iTunes. Regarding the two software, you can choose one of them according your demand. Perhaps, you could download the two software to have a try.

On the base of my experience, I could make my personalized recommendation. If you only need to convert Audible audiobooks, the best choice is TunesKit Audible AA/AAX. If you want to convert audiobooks from both Audible and iTunes, TunesKit Audio Converter could meet your demand.

Above all, after using the two software, you can easily convert Audible audiobooks into other poplar formats such as MP3 and freely play those audiobooks on any media player or device at any time you like. Otherwise, by converting Audible audiobooks into MP3 format, you also can share your purchased Audible audiobooks with your family and friends without format limitation.

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