Can’t download Audible books to your old-school MP3 player? Looking for a way to put Audible books on MP3 player? This article will guide you how to download Audible to any MP3 player, including iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classi/Touch/Mini, Sony Walkman, SanDisk, iRiver, PSP, etc.

Don’t want to use your phone as an audiobooks player? MP3 player is also a great device for Audible books. You can easily download Audible audiobooks to authorized devices for listeing offline. However, Audible may have lost interest in old-school MP3 players. You can download Audible to your MP3 players if it is an Audible-ready device. What if you have an old MP3 player like iPod Mini, iPod Classic, iRiver, etc.? Fortunately, for those who want to download Audible books to an MP3 player, here’s a complete guide. This article will guide you how to download Audible to any MP3 player, including iPod Nano , Shuffle, Classic, Mini, Touch, Sony Walkman, SanDisk, iRiver, etc.

Part 1. Check the List of Audible Compatible MP3 Players

Like most audiobooks and e-books, all audiobooks from Amazon’s Audible are all sold with DRM. It only allows users to stream Audible audiobooks on Audible official website, or play Audible books through Audible app or iTunes on authorized devices. When you download your purchased Audible books from its website or app, you can see that all downloaded Audible files are saved in specific a .aa or .aax format. But most MP3 players can’t recognize these AA/AAX files. Therefore, there are a few MP3 players are compatible with Audible files:

* iPod Touch 5th or above

* Creative Zen

* SanDisk Clip Jam

* SanDisk MP3 Players (Sansa, Clip Jam, Clip Sport, and Clip Voice)

* Some of the latest Walkman models, such as the W/E/F series and the discontinued Z series, have built-in Android systems. So you can install the Audible app on it.

Related Article: Top 6 Best MP3 Players for Audible Audiobooks.

Therefore, if your MP3 player supports Audible applications or Audible AA/AAX files, you can download Audible books directly or and transfer them to your MP3 player.

Part 2. How to Download Audible Books to Any MP3 Player? (100% Work)

Using an old-school MP3 player? Can’t download Audible to MP3 player? In order to download or transfer Audible books to any MP3 player, you need to crack Audible DRM and convert Audible books from AA/AAX to MP3 format. In such case, you can ask help from a third-party tool. Here we highly recommend TunesBank Audible Converter.

TunesBank Audible Converter is developed to help Audible users remove DRM from Audible books, and convert Audible AA, AAX audiobooks to unprotected MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV format with zero quality loss. As an improved Audible to MP3 Converter, it lets you convert any Audible files without iTunes and Audible authentication. Another advantages is that it lets you split the long-hour Audible books into small clips for your MP3 player (very useful and convenient for MP3 players with small memory)! Even better, it not only retain complete ID3 tags and chapter of audiobooks, but also allows you to edit the ID3 tags like book title, author, cover, copyright, etc. With it, you will be able to transfer and play Audible books on any MP3 player, iPods, smartphone, PSP, Xbox, Kindle, tablets, speakers, etc.

Highlights of TunesBank Audible Converter:

  • Strip DRM protection from Audible AA and AAX files.
  • Convert AA/AAX files to plain MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC.
  • Keep chapter info, ID3 tags and metadata of books.
  • Split Audible books to small parts by time or chapter.
  • Lets you customize output quality and edit ID3 tags.
  • Up to 100X faster speed with lossless output quality.
  • No iTunes application or Audible authentication required.

Easy Steps to Convert Audible to MP3 for Playback on Any MP3 Players

Preparation: Download the Audible Books to Computer
First of all, you need to download your purchased Audible books from to your Mac or Windows PC.

Step 1. Install & Launch TunesBank Audible Converter
Click the Download above to get TunesBank Audible Converter downloaded on your Mac or PC. Then start the program, and you will see its simple interface.

launch TunesBank audible converter

Step 2. Add Audible AA/AAX Files to TunesBank
You can directly drag and drop the downloaded AA or AAX files to TunesBank window. Or click the “+” icon to import the Audible file manually.

drag and drop audible files to program

Step 3. Select MP3 Format for Audible Books
Go to menu bar > Output Settings, from where you can change the output format, sample rate, bitrate for all selected Audible book. MP3 format is compatible with all MP3 players, so pick MP3 format. For iPod devices, you can also choose M4A format. Also, you could split the Audible books as you like.

select mp3 format

Step 4. Start Converting Audible Books to MP3
Hit on “Convert All” button to unlock the DRM and convert all Audible files to DRM-free MP3 files.

convert from audible to mp3

Once done, tap “Completed” tab to get the converted Audible MP3 files, click “Open File” to locate it.

Get MP3 Audiobooks

Step 5. Transfer Converted Audible Books to Any MP3 Player
Now you could transfer the converted Audible MP3 files to your MP3 player for playback.

For Sony Walkman, SanDisk, iRiver, Astell&Kern SR15, and most generic MP3 players, just connect the MP3 player to computer via USB cable, then directly drag and drop the converted Audible MP3 files to it. When finished, eject the MP3 player from your computer.

transfer Audible books to sandisk mp3 player

For iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic/Mini/Touch or iOS devices, you need the help of iTunes or Music (MacOS 10.15 Catalina). First, launch iTunes or Music app on your PC/Mac, and import the converted Audible files to your library. Next, connect your iPod device to iTunes via USB cable. Finally, sync the Audible books to iPod device.

Part 3. Download/ Transfer Audible Books to MP3 Player (Audible-Ready Devices)

In this part, we will show you different ways to download and transfer Audible books to your Audible-compatible MP3 players.

Way 1. Download Audible Books to iPod Touch Directly

If you have iPod Touch 5th or above, then you can directly download the Audible app on your iPod touch. Make sure your iPod touch is running iOS 9 or later and is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.

Step 1. Open your iPod Touch 5th or higher, download and install the Audible app from App Store.

Step 2. Next, launch the Audible app, and sign in with your Audible account and password.

Step 3. Go to the Library tab can choose the purchased audiobooks you want to download.

Step 4. Click the “Download” to download the Audible book. After that, you can listen to the downloaded Audible books in offline mode.

Way 2. Transfer Downloaded Audible Books to Compatible iPod Nano & Shuffle

In general, iPod Nano supports the Audible format 2, 3, and 4, and iPod Shuffle works well with the Audible format 2 and 3. Therefore, if you have downloaded the correct book format, you can transfer the downloaded Audible files to iPod Nano or Shuffle. In addition, due to the limited storage space of iPod Nano and Shuffle, you need to cut the Audible books which are longer than 20+ hours into small parts. Read on How to Split Audible Books to learn more.

How to Transfer Audible Books to Compatible iPod Nano & Shuffle

Step 1. First of all, you need to authorize Audible account on iTunes, and transfer the downloaded Audible books to iTunes library. You can refer to this article on How to Transfer Audible Books to iTunes.

Step 2. Connect your iPod Nano/Shuffle to iTunes via USB cable. Then click on your iPod icon.

Step 3. Click “Audiobooks” > “Sync Audiobooks” > “Apply”.

Step 4. When finished, eject your iPod Nano from the computer.

Now you can listen to Audible books on iPod Nano, Shuffle at any time.

Way 3. Transfer Audible Books to Audible-Compatible MP3 Player on Windows

As we mentioned above (Part 1), there are a few MP3 players that can play your Audible audiobooks. If your MP3 player is compatible with Audible, then you can transfer Audible book titles to your MP3 player for enjoying. Please note that you can only perform this operation on a computer running Windows 7/8/8.1/10, there is no Mac version.

Tools Required
● Audible-compatible MP3 players
● Audible Manager installed on a Windows 7/8.1 PC
● Audible app/ AudibleSync app installed on a Windows 8/10 PC

Here we show you how to use AudibleSync app to transfer Audible titles to an MP3 player on Windows 10, we will take SanDisk MP3 player as an example. For Windows 7/8.1, you can read on how to Transfer Audible books to MP3 Player through Audible Manager for more details.

Step 1. Install and launch the AudibleSync app on your Windows 8/10.

Step 2. Sign in with your Audible account. In a few seconds, you will be taken to your library.

Step 3. Find the tile you want to transfer, and then click the “Download” button next to the title.

Step 4. Connect the Audible supported MP3 player to your computer. Then you will see your device icon displayed on the left.

Step 5. Click on “Copy to Device”, and the title will start transferring to the device.

Step 6. After that, the title will be on the device, and you can listen to Audible books on your MP3 player.


In short, not all MP3 players are Audible-compatible devices. If you find that you can’t download Audible books to MP3 player, you can try to use TunesBank Audible Converter. It enables you to crack Audible DRM and convert Audible AA & AAX audiobooks to MP3, M4A, FLAC and WAV formats to be compatible with any MP3 player and other devices. Even better, Sony Walkman, SanDisk, iRiver, Zune, iPod Nano, Shuffle, Classic, Touch, Activo CT10, PSP, PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox, etc.

Download Audible to Any MP3 Player


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