Q:"Hi guys, what are the best MP3 players for Audible books? I want to listen to Audible audiobooks on MP3 player but have no way to do this. My MP3 player seems to be incompatible with Audible audiobooks. Please recommend me some Audible MP3 players with detailed introduction."

Audible has the world’s largest selection of audiobooks and original ad-free audio shows. Therefore many people would like to listen to Audible audiobooks with their devices. In this guide, we would like to introduce you some best MP3 players for Audible audiobooks of 2019. Just check the content below to learn these Audible MP3 players.

Part 1: Introduction to Audible

Let’s firstly get into Audible. Owned by Amazon, Audible is the largest audiobooks seller in the world. It sells books by major publishers, and also offers a deep catalog of podcasts, romance authors, and a budding list of exclusive series. When a writer finishes a book, his or her agent will sell the rights to produce the book onto audio type (not printing type). The studio that has purchased the audio right of this book will record the audio book, including working with voice talents to record the reading, doing sound editing, etc., and make the book available to distributors. Audible is one of those distributors.

Introduction to eBook

One you have purchased audiobooks from Audible, they will be delivered to your account and would be yours forever. These audiobooks from Audible are mostly DRM protected. You can then listen to the book using the Audible app on a variety of devices, including your computer, phone, tablet, or even some e-readers.

Audible allows you to start listening to audiobooks with a free 30-day trial, in which you can get one book and up to two Audible Originals. After the trial period, if you still want to subscribe Audible, you need to pay for the subscription at $14.95 per month, which gives you one credit you can use to pick up a book and two to use for Originals. Most books are one credit.

You could listen to Audible audiobooks on devices with Audible app or many other MP3 players that are compatible with Audible. Or, you could also make use of Audible to MP3 converter tools to listen to Audible audiobooks on MP3 players that are not compatible with Audible audiobooks.

Part 2: 6 Best MP3 Players for Audible Audiobooks 2019

Here, we would like to recommend you 6 best MP3 players for Audible audiobooks in 2019. All these MP3 players are compatible with Audible audiobooks. You could directly listen to Audible audiobooks on these MP3 players.

SanDisk Clip Jam

MP3 player

SanDisk Clip Jam comes with 128*64 OLED screen, 8GB storage and up to 18 hours battery life. SanDisk Clip Jam supports MP3, WMA (NO DRM), AAC, WAV and Audible (DRM only) as well and you can get one from $29.99 - $39.99. SanDisk Clip Jam is still available in SanDisk official website.

Apple iPod Nano

MP3 player

The ease of using the click wheel (for the refurbished one) to control backward and forward while listening to an audiobook is one of the reason this MP3 player stands apart from the rest. Besides, it's in small size with a long batter life (30 hours) and large storage capacity (16GB). You can now get the new iPod nano at $149 in Apple store.

iPod Touch 6th Generation

MP3 player

iPod Touch 6 comes with iOS system and allows you to install various apps, connect to Wifi connection and do many things than other MP3 players. iPod Touch 6 comes with 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen display with Multi-Touch IPS technology, 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi, A8 chip with 64-bit architecture and M8 motion coprocessor. iPod Touch supports AAC (M4A), protected AAC (M4P), Apple Music (M4P, if subscribed), MP3, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+) and Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV. iPod Touch 6th 32GB costs $199 and 128GB costs $299.

Zune HD

Zune HD

Among all the 5 best MP3 audiobook players listed here, Zune HD might be a little more pricey for a 32 GB Zune is selling at $348.89. But the best part is that it will automatically resume where you left off from each audiobook so there are no bookmarks needed.

Creative Zen MP3 Player

MP3 player

Creative Zen is a series of MP3 Players developed by the Creative Technology Limited in Singapore. It is very small in size only 60 grams but it has powerful features. The capacity is 32GB. You can even insert a SD card to extend the memory. Creative Zen has a long lasting battery which guarantees 25 hours of continuous audio play. It supports all kinds of files like AAC, WAV, WMA, MP3 and audiobooks from Audible, Overdrive etc. The best feature of it is the bookmarking, making it most convenient ever to enjoy audiobooks. But it doesn't support Wifi or Bluetooth.

Kindle Fire

Zune HD

The Kindle Fire, an eReader from Amazon, includes features normally reserved for tablet computers. Running on a modified version of Google's Android mobile operating system, the Fire is a major upgrade to previous Kindle readers. Its low-end price point makes it a great value for anyone looking for a way to surf the web from the comfort of their couch without paying an arm and a leg.

Part 3: Comparison of Above 6 MP3 Players for Audible

To help you get the differences between the above 6 different Audible MP3 players, we have made a comparison table below. Check them below to get the points.

 

SanDisk Clip Jam

Apple iPod Nano

iPod Touch 6th Generation

Zune HD

Creative Zen MP3 Player

Kindle Fire

Display

0.96 in

2.5"

4"

52.7 mm x 102.1 mm x 8.9 mm

2.5 in

7”

Resolution

NA

240x432

1136x640

480x272

320 x 240

10124x600

Storage

8GB

16 GB

16 GB to 128GB

16/32GB

32 GB

8GB

Battery life

18 hours for MP3 playback

30 hours of music playback

40 hours of music playback

33 hours for music playback

25 hours for music playback

8 hours for music playback

Sound output mode

Stereo

stereo

stereo

stereo

stereo

stereo

Supported audio file formats

AAC, Audible, MP3, WAV, WMA

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV. 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV. 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.

Windows Media Audio Standard (WMA) (.wma), WMA Lossless, Advanced Audio Coding (AAC-LC) (.mp4, .m4a, .m4b ), MP3

AAC, ADPCM, Audible, MP3, WAV, WMA

MP3, Audible

USB connectivity

USB 2.0

USB 2.0

USB 2.0/3.0

USB 2.0

USB 2.0

USB 2.0

Price

$31.95

US$149

$199 to $399

Starting from $190

Starting from $124.99

Starting from $49.99