Top 3 Audiobook Converter Reviews

Have you ever bought some audiobooks with DRM copyright protection from iTunes Store or audible.com? Are you bored with importing those protected audiobooks to your MP3 players?¬†Maybe you have heard some audiobook DRM removal solutions and tools through search engine or related forums, but how to choose the best one for you to remove DRM protection from those locked audiobooks files? From now on, you’ll not be troubled with this problem anymore. In this post, We’ll list the top 3 best DRM audiobook/audible converters, two of them belong to TunesKit, called TunesKit Audiobook Converter and TunesKit Audible Converter and the last one comes from NoteBurner, named NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter.

TunesKit Audiobook Converter, TunesKit Audible Converter and NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter are professional DRM audiobook removal tools, which all aim to strip DRM of audiobooks sold on iTunes and audible.com. When it comes to the exact differences of these three tools, I downloaded some audiobooks from iTunes store and audible.com to my PC, and then embarked on comparing them in the following aspects by converting the same source with these versions.

Input Path

To see exactly what differences are all about, I launched the three tools and discovered that TunesKit Audiobook Converter and NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter not only convert audiobook files purchased from iTunes but also transfer audiobooks sold on audible.com, while TunesKit Audible Converter only works on removing DRM protection from audible.com. Besides, TunesKit Audiobook Converter and TunesKit Audible Converter both simply add DRM-protected audiobook files, either by adding files directly or dragging audiobook files into this area, while the input paths of NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter are a bit different, which cannot drag audiobook files into this area, but just need do a click to choose the files what we want to convert.

Comparison: Price & Speed

TunesKit Audiobook Converter is able to work at 30X faster speed in converting a DRMed audiobook to unprotected formats, which costs $34.95. And NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter quotes $39.95 at 20X faster speed. That’s good news that TunesKit Audible Converter is sold at a promotion price of $29.95 with up to 100X super faster speed. Someone may ask me the reason why TunesKit Audible Converter works so faster than the other two? That’s because TunesKit Audible Converter needn’t launch iTunes, but TunesKit Audiobook Converter and NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter need to launch iTunes. All three versions contribute to remove DRM protection with lossless quality kept, even tag ID.

According to price and speed, TunesKit Audible Converter is a best choice to strip DRM protection with the lowest price and the fastest speed.

Input& Output Format

Input format might be one of the most important characteristic that customers care about, because it participates in the ultimate practicability.

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With the help of TunesKit Audiobook Converter, you can convert DRM M4B, AA, AAX audiobooks to non-DRM MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. As for NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter, it can remove DRM from M4A, M4B, AA and AAX audiobooks. Due to the input paths, TunesKit Audible Converter only encode audible AA,AAX audiobooks to common MP3,AAC,M4A,AC3,WAC,etc. However, it is worth mentioning that it’s the function of editing files. On the one hand, you can customize the codec, audio channel, bit rate and sample rate for the audiobooks and change the tag ID according to your own needs. What’s more, TunesKit Audible Converter can split audiobook into small segments by time frame or by chapters. Last but not least, you can preview the efficiency converted.

Conclusion & Suggestion

From what have mentioned above, I could conclude that if you convert DRM files sold on audible.com, TunesKit Audible Converter is the best choice on the basis of price, speed, out format and the function of editing files. If you have bought audiobooks from iTunes, both TunesKit Audiobook Converter and NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter are convenient for us to strip DRM protection. However, TunesKit Audiobook Converter converting at 30X faster speed is much faster than NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter at 10X faster speed.

TunesKit DRM Audible Converter Full Review – Remove DRM from Audible

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If you are looking for a solution to free you from the DRM restriction of Audible audiobooks, then you should take a look at the newly released Audible DRM removal tool from TunesKit Studio called Audible Converter. As the name suggests, it’s an exclusively developed application for Audible audiobooks only. Here in this review, we’ll discuss the key features of this Audible DRM cracker and the performance on how it works when removing DRM from Audible audiobooks in details.

What is TunesKit DRM Audible Converter

Generally speaking, TunesKit Audible Converter is an innovative and smart DRM removal solution specially designed to bypass DRM protection from audiobooks we purchased and downloaded from Audible.com while converting the DRM-encrypted Audible audiobooks from AAX or AA format to non-DRM-protected MP3, M4A, WAV, WMA, FLAC, AAC, AC3, OGG, etc. with original metadata and chapters info preserved so that we can get full control of the Audible audiobooks by transferring the converted DRM-free books to any media player or device freely, such as iPod, Zune, Creative Zen, Sony Walkman, iRiver, etc.

System Requirements

TunesKit Audible Converter has both Windows and Mac versions. It’s fully compatible with all Windows OS, including the Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8 and the latest Windows 10. As for TunesKit Audible Converter for Mac, it works perfectly on the most recent macOS 10.12 Sierra, as well as the Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9 and 10.8.

User Interface

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Like the other DRM removal products developed by TunesKit Studio, this new Audible Converter is well designed with intuitive user interface that everyone could handle it easily. There are no redundant buttons or texts but only a few tidy icons which make the command straightforward and easily to understand.

Price & License

TunesKit Audible Converter for Mac (Windows) is sold at $29.95. Users are provided with free trial version of the program to test it out before buying. The limit of the trial version is that it only converts the first 1/3 content of each book. To unlock the app and convert the whole audiobook, users should pay $29.95 to get the full version.

How It Works to Convert Audible Audiobooks

Conversion Model

We call TunesKit Audible Converter innovative and special because it uses different conversion approach to strip off DRM from Audible audiobooks. Unlike the other DRM audiobook converters in the market, even including TunesKit’s existing Audiobook Converter, this new Audible converter app no longer requires iTunes to download and authenticate the audiobooks. Instead, it works straight from the Audible files downloaded to your computer. That’s to say, removing DRM from Audible will be as simple as dragging the downloaded audiobooks to the converter without needing to install extra software, such as iTunes.

Conversion Process

The conversion can’t be simpler. To remove DRM from an Audible audiobook, it only needs three clicks: add the book, set output format, and convert. To make it more specifically, let’s take TunesKit Audible Converter for Windows as an example to see how it performs in converting the DRM-ed Audile book to DRM-free formats.

Firstly, it provides two options to add the audiobooks either by clicking “Add Files” button or by dragging the books to the conversion window. And of course, it supports batch conversion so that we are allowed to add as many audiobooks as we want to convert once.

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Then the imported audiobooks will be listed on the main interface of TunesKit Audible Converter, displaying book title, author, time length, etc. We can edit the book title by moving the cursor to it and clicking the “edit” icon. The other bigger “edit” icon next to the book info can be used to split the large audiobook file into different small segments by time or by chapters.

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Now we move to the next step, that’s to set the output format for the audiobook. Currently TunesKit Audible Converter supports almost all popular audio formats, including MP3, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG, WAV, WMA, M4B, AIFF, APE, M4R, MKA, AU, etc. To choose the target format, simply click the Format field at the bottom left of the converter. You can also customize the parameters, like codec, audio channel, sample rate, bit rate, etc. of those formats according to your own needs. And if you want the audiobook after conversion keeps the same audio quality as the original book, you should select the output format as “lossless” and it will generate the DRM-free audiobook by retaining the same audio codec, bit rate, channel as the original one. By the way, it also works the fastest under “lossless” setting.

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Once all output settings are adjusted properly, we can begin to convert the DRM Audible audiobooks. All we need to do is click the “Convert” button at the bottom right of TunesKit Audible Converter interface and the books would be converted one by one in a few minutes only.

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Conversion Speed & Quality

As we mentioned before, since this smart Audible audiobook converter doesn’t need to work together with iTunes or other apps, it will convert the hours-long DRM Audible audiobooks within a few seconds at up to 100X super faster speed. For example, a 7-hour long Audible AAX audiobook could be converted to DRM-free format in 5 seconds or so when the output format is set to be lossless. Moreover, the output quality will be as excellent as the original book. Take a look at the snapshots of the properties of original audiobook and converted one and you’ll see there’s no quality loss at all.

Original Audible audiobook:

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Converted DRM-free book:

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Conclusion

After a thorough testing of TunesKit DRM Audible Audiobook Converter, we can see the conversion is smoother and faster than any other common Audible converters. It removes DRM protection from Audible AA and AAX audiobooks with ease while producing lossless audio quality. If you are asking whether it’s worthy to buy, the answer would definitely be positive. So what are you waiting for?

Pros:

  • Extremely easy and simple user face
  • Up to 100X super faster conversion speed
  • Work straightforward and no need of extra app, like iTunes
  • Losslessly remove DRM from Audible audiobooks
  • Split audiobook into small segments
  • Preserve all metadata info
  • Support a great amount of all popular output audio formats

 

Cons:

  • Doesn’t support Mac OS X 10.7 or lower

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TunesKit Released New Audible DRM Remover called Audible Converter

TunesKit studio officially launched a new DRM cracker on its website called TunesKit Audible Converter. Unlike its existing Audiobook Converter, and the other common Audible audiobook converters that will require the users to install iTunes and authorize the Audible account before conversion, this new application seems to be more innovative and promising since it can easily remove DRM from any Audible audio book by converting the AA, AAX files to unprotected MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, etc. without account authorization while at the same time the conversion speed could get up to 100X, much faster than any other Audible audiobook converters in the market.

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As a unique DRM removal solution exclusively developed for Audible users, TunesKit Audible Converter makes removing DRM from Audible audiobooks the easiest ever. Anyone can handle it well even for those who are not skillful to computer. Thanks to the advanced DRM decrypting processor adopted by TunesKit Audible Converter, this smart audiobook conversion tool is capable of stripping DRM from audiobooks downloaded from Audible.com as well as converting the DRM-locked formats from AA, AAX to common MP3, M4A, M4B, FLAC, AAC, OGG, AIFF, APE, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4R, MKA, AU, etc. with original metadata, ID3 tags and chapters preserved.

In addition to those popular audio formats, TunesKit DRM Audible Converter also allows users choose lossless audio as output by retaining the parameters like audio codec, channel, bit rate, sample rate, etc. as the exactly the same as original audiobooks. What’s more, it supports audio splitting. That’s to say, users can split the large audiobook into small segments according to their own requirements either by time frame or chapters while converting the DRM-ed Audible books.

Another advantage of TunesKit Audible Audiobook Converter over other programs is the super speedy conversion at 100X. Since it doesn’t need to work together with iTunes or any other extra hardware or virtual CD driver, it will convert the hours-long DRM-ed Audible audiobooks within a few seconds only.

TunesKit Audible Converter is available for both Mac and Windows platforms. It’s fully compatible with the latest macOS Sierra 10.12 and OS X 10.8 or later, and Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP as well. It will get frequent updates to support every new upcoming release of computer system and Audible DRM technology afterwards.