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2017 Best MP3 Players for Audiobooks

As an audiobook lover, you may take the sound quality as priority in choosing MP3 players. The right MP3 player can provide listener a good experience on listening audiobooks. Other things you need to concern are the storage capacity, battery life, book marking and so on. Read this article to learn how to choose best MP3 players for audiobooks.

Part 1 Features of the Best MP3 Player Needs

1. Quality for Playback Audiobooks

No one wants to listen to favorite audiobooks with indistinct sound, so the quality for playback should be insured. A smooth and clear sound could make users more enjoyable while listening audiobooks from favorite speakers. Thus, it's the most important feature of a good MP3 players.

2. Storage Capacity

You must save a large amount of audiobooks offline, this may need plenty of storage to reserve audiobooks. Because a complete audiobook file is large size. A MP3 player with 4GB-8GB storage space is more ideal.

3. Bookmarking

Bookmarking is a basic function for audiobook players. When readers want to take a break and stop reading, a bookmarking function helps you mark which chapter or which page you are reading. The next time you continue to read, you can easily find it with bookmarking.

4. Battery Life

We usually know that a whole audio books will takes you several hours to listen to. Therefore, MP3 player for audiobooks should be equipped with long battery life, commonly for 10 to 15 hours in total. This can prevent the situation that the device is suddenly power off.

5. Supported Audio Formats

Actually, most of MP3 players support MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, OGG, etc. The other encrypted format like M4B, AAX, AA and AAX+ are only supported with iOS device and Kindle.

Before you can transfer those protected audiobook to Sandisk Sansa, Sony Walkman, Samsung Galaxy Player, etc. you need to convert audiobook files to popular MP3 format. Apple Music Converter is developed to unlock DRM from Audible audiobooks and Apple Music, and convert M4B/ AA/ AAX/ AAX+ to supported audio format for MP3 players.

Part 2 Reviews on MP3 Player for Audiobooks

1. Apple iPod Nano

Apple iPod Nano is a popular and portable media player that provides a high-quality for usage experience. You can control music and audiobooks' backward or forward through pressing the click wheel. It only support file in MPEG-4 format. 8-320Kbps bit rate is supported.

  • Battery Life Details: Music playback - up to 30 hours

  • Sound Output Mode: Stereo

  • Flash Memory: 16 GB

  • Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless, HE-AAC, Audible AAX, Audible AAX+, protected AAC

If you have questions for syncing Audible book to iPod Nano, we had a guide for you. It's the same way to Listen to Apple Music on iPod Nano.

2. Apple iPod Touch

iPod Touch is an iOS-based all-purpose handheld PC with a user interface that is touch screen-based. It can be used as a music and video player. It has 32 GB flash memory to store numerous audiobooks. If you want to play Apple Music or Audible book on iPod Touch, you need to convert them first.

  • Sound Output Mode: Stereo

  • Battery Life Details: Music playback - up to 40 hours

  • Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless, HE-AAC, Audible AAX, Audible AAX+, protected AAC

Apple iPod Touch

3. Creative ZEN Media Player

The ZEN is a portable media player designed and manufactured by Creative Technology. It supports reserve ID3 tag in album folder. Creative ZEN media players are licensed by Apple, so that it can support files are in .m4a format.

  • Battery Life: Audio playback up to 30 hours

  • Storage Capacity: up to 32GB

  • Supported Audio Format: MP3, iTunes-encoded AAC (unprotected ".m4a"), WMA (including protected), not in ZEN MX: WAV and Audible 2, 3, and 4 formats


4. Samsung Galaxy Player

Samsung Galaxy Player owns 8GB flash memory, Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display. The sleek, lightweight design fits in any pocket. You can transfer audiobooks Hi-Speed USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0.

  • Sound Output Mode: Stereo

  • Battery Life: up to 60 hours of audio playback

  • Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, MPEG 1 Audio, MPEG 2 Audio, MPEG 2.5 Audio, AMR, MP3, FLAC, AC-3, AAC-LC, AAC +, OGG, eAAC+

Samsung Galaxy Player

5. Sandisk Sansa

The Sansa Clip+ MP3 player supports the most popular audio formats, including MP3, WMA, secure WMA, Audible, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC. Simply insert a preloaded microSD or microSDHC card, and you'll be ready to play music, podcasts, or audio books in seconds--with no waiting for downloads and no computer required.

  • Digital Storage Capacity: 8 GB, Store up to 2000 songs

  • Memory card slot for pre-loaded cards up to 32GB.

  • Rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours

  • Built-in clip for easy carrying

Hope you find MP3 players that meets your need and have joy with listening audiobooks anytime you want.

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