More and more people like listening to Audiobooks from Audible.com and Apple Books. Nearly all the purchased or downloaded audiobooks are in the format of AAX or M4B with DRM protection. That is to say, even if you bought it, you can’t play it anywhere you want.
Fortunately, there is a solution called Audiobook Converter to permanently resolve the problem by converting Apple/Audible audiobooks from AAX/M4B to MP3 or other formats on Mac and Windows.
In this article, we look at the best audiobook to mp3 converter (4 options considered) available today. We also give you the essential information to help you choose the right package for you.
Top 1. DRmare Audio Converter (one-stop tool)
DRmare Audio Converter is a one-stop audio converter/downloader to encode both encrypted Apple Music, iTunes audio, Audible audiobooks, and all unprotected audio formats to MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc. with lossless quality.
Importance:To import Audible audiobooks, you must install iTunes to authorize your audible account. That means you couldn’t convert audible aax to mp3 without iTunes.
Tool 2. Audials Music 2021 (paid audio recorder)
Audials Music 2022 helps find, record and convert music and audiobooks from streaming services. It’s easy, fast, legal, and top quality. In my own opinion, it’s more like an audiobook recorder, not a converter.
What’s better, it also can be used as a music player, which means you can play the converted audiobooks within the app.
Importance:Once Audials has started recording, the recording cannot be changed until you stop the session. I would say that this tool gives us high quality audiobooks, though it takes longer time to record (compared to conversion tools).
Tool 3. Audacity (audiobook recorder free)
If you think the Audials Music recorder is a little expensive, or you need a similar tool to record audiobooks from audible and apple audiobooks, here I also highly recommend you get a trial of Audacity (audio editor and recorder). It’s totally free for Windows and Mac users, and it’s developed by a group of volunteers as open source.
But please note that the Audacity will only record audiobooks as an .wav file. If you want to save it to an MP3 file, you will need to use FFMPEG to convert the .wav file to .mp3 manually.
Note:Audacity lacks dynamic equalizer controls and real time effects while recording.
Tool 4. iSummersoft Audible Converter (best audiobook converter for Audible)
iSummersoft Audible Converter is one of the best audible to mp3 converters. As an audiobook drm removal, it can remove DRM from Audible AAX/AAXC with lossless quality. Besides, it works straightforwardly without launching the iTunes program.
Plus, it comes with a built-in splitting function. And iSummersoft is the first developer who finally found a solution to convert Audible AAXC to MP3 format (though the current solution is still a little confusing).
How to Use iSummersoft Audible to MP3 Converter:
Step 1. Get the software installed on the computer and open it.
Step 2. Add the AAX files to iSummersoft main screen.
Step 3. Set the output audio format (MP3 or M4B) for audible audiobooks.
Step 4. Hit the ‘Convert to…’ button to convert and remove the DRM audible.