Are you finding a method to play Audible books on Sony Walkman? This post will introduce you an effective method to download Audible as local files, then you can transfer Audible books to Sony Walkman with ease.

“I’m a fan of audiobooks and I want to listen to Audible while walking my dog. Can I listen to Audible books on Sony Walkman WM-B39?”

“My old Sony Walkman MP3 player is not compatible with the .aa format. How do I convert Audible AA books to MP3 so that I can put Audible books on MP3 player?”

Walkman is a portable audio player developed by Sony that provides excellent audio quality. as the one of largest audiobook library in the world, is the best option. So why not combine the two? Listening to Audible audiobooks on Sony Walkman can be a wonderful experience. However, not all MP3 players support Audible. How can you play Audible books on Sony Walkman? Keep reading. Here we will introduce two simple ways to play your Audible books on Sony Walkman and even any MP3 players.

Part 1. Listen to Audible Books on Sony Walkman via Audible App

Audible audiobooks have added DRM encryption in AA/AAX formats to limit non-Audible-authorization sharing. That means although you purchased audiobook, you still cannot play audiobook on any device freely. In addition, even if your Walkman supports Audible .aa or .aax format, you need to authorize the device with Audible. Only in this way, you can you play audiobooks.

Luckily, there are some latest models of Sony Walkman such as W/E/F/Z series have Android system and support to install Audible App. You can download and install the Audible App directly from the App Store. As long as there is Wi-Fi connection, you can directly listen to audiobooks online without worrying about DRM restrictions. What’s more, you can also download Audible books to Sony Walkman for offline listening! However, most Audible audiobooks are generally long-time and take up more memory. Therefore, you’d better split the audiobooks. Furthermore, not all Sony MP3 players support Audible. Let’s turn to Part 2.

Part 2. Play Audible Books on Sony Walkman via TunesBank Converter(Best)

Some people may ask, what should I do if the old series of Sony Walkman doesn’t have Android system? Is there any way to transfer the downloaded audiobooks directly to all kinds of Sony Walkman? As we all know, Audible is in AA/AAX format and cannot be transferred to non-Audible-approval devices for playback. In order to play Audible books on any model of Sony Walkman, you’d better convert Audible AA or AAX format to MP3 or other common formats which can be compatible with Sony Walkman.

TunesBank Audible Converter is a powerful tool to convert Audible files. It can not only break the DRM protection from Audible audiobooks, but also convert Audible to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV with lossless quality. What’s more, you don’t have to install iTunes App and get Audible approval during the conversion. By adopting advanced technology, TunesBank can support convert Audible audiobooks at 100X fast speed and ID3 tags like title, author, date, etc. will be saved well in the output files. Most strikingly, it allows you to split large audiobooks into smaller segments by chapters and time frame, which is very helpful and friendly for your small Sony Walkman. In this way, you can get high-quality MP3 files form Audible, transfer and play Audible audiobooks to Sony Walkman, iPod devices, iRiver and other MP3 players without restrictions.

Key Features of TunesBank Audible Converter:

  • Remove DRM protection from Audible audiobooks legally.
  • Convert Audible book to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV losslessly.
  • Preserve ID3 tags and metadata info, like author, title, album, etc.
  • Split large files into smaller segments by chapters, parts and time.
  • Customize output quality and ID3 tags according to your needs.
  • Works up to 100X lightning speed and supports batch converting.
  • Play Audible books on any Sony Walkman, MP3 players, iPods, iRiver.

Guide: Convert Audible to MP3 and Play on Sony Walkman

Step 1. Run TunesBank Audible Converter on Computer
Install and run TunesBank Audible Converter on your desktop.

launch TunesBank audible converter

Step 2. Add Audible Books to TunesBank
You can directly drag and drop the Audible books you want to convert to TunesBank or click “Add File” button to select the audiobooks you want to add to TunesBank.

drag and drop audible files to program

Step 3. Select MP3 as Output Format
Here you can select MP3 as your output format in “Output Format”. Because MP3 can be compatible with Sony Walkman. You can adjust the Output Format, Sample Rate, Bit Rate as you like. TunesBank even allow you to split the audiobook into small segments in this step.

select mp3 format

Step 4. Start to Convert Audible to MP3 for Walkman
Press “Convert All” button to convert Audible books to MP3 format.

convert from audible to mp3

Step 5. Get the Converted Audible Books
When the converting is done, click “Completed” > “Open File” to get the converted Audible MP3 files.

vide conversion history

Step 6. Transfer Audible Books to Sony Walkman
Now you get the converted Audible books, you can use transfer tool to help you transfer Audible books to Sony Walkman directly.

#1 Connect your Sony Walkman to computer via USB cable.
#2 Find the converted audiobooks on your computer.
#3 Drag and drop the converted files to the folder of Sony Walkman.

In short, there are 2 ways to enjoy Audible books on your Sony Walkman. If your Sony Walkman is latest and supported by Android system, you can directly listen to Audible books on Sony Walkman online. But if not, break the DRM protection from Audible and convert Audible AA/AAX files to MP3 or other popular formats is the best solution. In this way, you can listen to Audible books on Sony Walkman without limits.

Play Audible Books on Sony Walkman


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