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2018 Top 3 Apple Music Converters: TuneMobie VS Sidify VS Tuneskit

Posted to Apple Music Converter Tutorials by Linda Shaw on January 30, 2018

Summary

As of 2018, there are some Apple Music converters you can use to convert Apple Music to MP3 or M4A with ID3 tags kept, help you enjoy favorite Apple Music tracks on iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle and various MP3 players. Do you want to know which one is better? Here we list top 3 Apple Music Converters and have an in-depth side-by-side comparison. And you will know why TuneMobie Apple Music Converter is absolutely the best Apple Music Converter.

The Common Features of Apple Music Converters

As long as a program is called as "Apple Music Converter", it can be used to remove DRM protection from Apple Music songs and convert Apple Music to MP3 or M4A with ID3 tags retained. All of them can convert Apple Music directly without installing a virtual sound card. Though audio recording software can be used to record Apple Music songs in playback, there are many problems. For example, audio recording software sometimes can't split songs correctly and will record two or multiple songs as one track. Audio recording software can retrieve ID3 tags of some songs from online database, however when the song is not in database, or you don't have an internet connection, you will have to manually edit ID3 tags which may cost additional work and extra time. So we don't acknowledge any audio recording software as Apple Music Converter.

Apple Music DRM Removal using Apple Music Converter

No matter which Apple Music Converter you use, it should be much more convenient and efficient than using audio recording software. Here are some common features of Apple Music converters

  • Batch convert Apple Music to MP3 or M4A playable on iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, PSP, Sony Walkman and any MP3 players
  • Keep ID tags like song title, artist, album, genre, artwork, track number, disc number, etc.
  • Provide built-in search box to help you locate Apple Music songs quickly
  • Available in both Windows and Mac OS X, compatible with Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra
  • Need to work with iTunes, iTunes must be installed

However, converting Apple Music to MP3 or M4A is only a basic feature of Apple Music Converter. Sometimes, you may need some extra features like audiobook conversion, some other output formats, ID3 tags editing, file renaming, etc. Why not get an Apple Music Converter with more functions when the prices are same or close.

In this article, we list 3 Apple Music converters which are TuneMobie Apple Music Converter, Sidify Apple Music Converter and Tuneskit Apple Music Converter. By the way, rebranded programs are considered as one program. For example, Sidify Apple Music Converter, NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter and Macsome iTunes Converter are actually same programs with similar interface and same features.

2018 Top 3 Apple Music Converters: TuneMobie VS Sidify VS Tuneskit

We will compare the top 3 Apple Music Converters from supported input formats, output formats, ID3 tags, conversion speed, some features and pricing. Keep on reading and you will how outstanding TuneMobie Apple Music Converter is and why it's your best choice. Let's check the screenshots of the programs first.

TuneMobie Apple Music Converter

TuneMobie Apple Music Converter interface

Sidify Apple Music Converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter

Tuneskit Apple Music Converter

Tuneskit Apple Music Converter

Apple Music Converters Supported Input Formats

Input Formats TuneMobie
Apple Music Converter
Sidify
Apple Music Converter
Tuneskit
Apple Music Converter
Downloaded Apple Music Songs & Old M4P Songs Yes Yes Yes
Online Apple Music Songs in iTunes Library but Haven't Downloaded Yes No No
Purchased iTunes Music Files Yes Yes No
Other iTunes Supported Audio Formats like MP3, M4A, WAV, AIFF, etc. Yes Yes No
Unprotected M4B Audiobooks Yes No No
Protected iTunes M4B Audiobooks Yes Yes No
Protected Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks Yes Yes No
Protected iTunes M4V Movies, TV Shows & Music Videos Yes No No
Unprotected Home Videos Yes No No

Both TuneMobie Apple Music Converter and Sidify Apple Music Converter can convert Apple Music songs, iTunes Music and protected M4B/AA/AAX audiobooks. However, TuneMobie Apple Music Converter can also convert unprotected M4B audiobooks and extract audio from purchased iTunes M4V videos and home videos you add to iTunes library. Tuneskit can only convert Apple Music and M4P songs, if you need to convert audiobooks, you need to pay extra money for Tuneskit Audiobook Converter which can only convert audiobooks.

TuneMobie Apple Music Converter is the only one you can directly convert Apple Music songs you have added to iTunes library but haven't downloaded to Windows PC. If you have a stable internet connection, you can simply add favorite songs to iTunes library without downloading. This can save lots of time. But please note that this feature works on Windows.

Best Choice: TuneMobie Apple Music Converter > Sidify Apple Music Converter > Tuneskit Apple Music Converter

Apple Music Converters Supported Output Formats

Generall speaking, MP3 or M4A can meet most requirements. However, sometimes you may also need to use specific audio format for special purpose. Let's check what output audio formats the Apple Music Converters support.

  • TuneMobie Apple Music Converter: MP3, M4A, AC3, AIFF, AU, M4R, FLAC, MKA
  • Sidify Apple Music Converter: MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV
  • Tuneskit Apple Music Converter: MP3, M4A, AAC (*.aac), FLAC, WAV, M4B

TuneMobie Apple Music Converter supports 8 output formats, its M4R output can be used as iPhone ringtone, the lack of WAV output is a small problem but under most cases you can use FLAC instead.

Best Choice: TuneMobie Apple Music Converter > Tuneskit Apple Music Converter > Sidify Apple Music Converter

How Apple Music Converters Preserve, Edit & Use Apple Music ID3 Tags

According to Wikipedia, ID3 is a metadata container most often used in conjunction with the MP3 audio file format. It allows information such as the title, artist, album, track number, and other information about the file to be stored in the file itself. ID3 tags are also embedded in Apple Music songs, iTunes music and video files. Without ID3 tags, your music experience will be like a mess. Luckily, each Apple Music song come with complete ID3 tags and each Apple Music Converter can convert Apple Music to MP3 or M4A with ID3 tags kept.

Let's check how the Apple Music Converters can deal with ID3 tags.

ID3 Tags TuneMobie
Apple Music Converter
Sidify
Apple Music Converter
Tuneskit
Apple Music Converter
Preserve ID3 Tags in Output MP3/M4A Yes Yes Yes
Edit ID3 Tags before Conversion Yes No No
Rename Output Files using ID3 Tags Yes No No

TuneMobie Apple Music Converter can edit ID3 tags before conversion. Basically there is no need to edit ID3 tags of Apple Music songs, you can use this feature to edit ID3 tags of the songs you manually added to iTunes library.

TuneMobie Apple Music Converter can also rename and sort output songs by ID3 tags and characters before conversion. Supported ID3 tags include song title, artist, album, track number and disc number. You can use slash or backslash to create folder, they work same here. Characters like hyphen, space, underline, etc. can be also used in file name.

Rename Converted Apple Music Songs using ID3 tags

For examaple, you have downloaded and converted Taylor Swift’s album “1989 (Deluxe Edition)” and you converted the song “06 Shake It Off.m4p” to MP3 with Sidify Apple Music Converter or Tuneskit Apple Music Converter, you will get “06 Shake It Off.mp3”. If you want to change file name to “Taylor Swift – Shake It Off.mp3”, you need to edit file name manually.

With TuneMobie Apple Music Converter, you can set output file name to {album}\{artist} – {title}, and file "Taylor Swift – Shake It Off.mp3" will be saved in folder "1989 (Deluxe Edition)".

Best Choice: TuneMobie Apple Music Converter > Sidify Apple Music Converter = Tuneskit Apple Music Converter

Some Other Basic Features of Apple Music Converters

Some Other Basic Features TuneMobie
Apple Music Converter
Sidify
Apple Music Converter
Tuneskit
Apple Music Converter
Keep Chapters When Converting Audiobook to M4A Yes No No
Built-in Search Box Yes Yes Yes
Output Audio Quality Preset (Choose Bitrate) Yes Yes Yes
Customize Output Audio Parameters like Sample Rate, Channel, etc. Yes No Yes
Multilingual User Interface Yes Yes Yes

Both TuneMobie Apple Music Converter and Sidify Apple Music Converter can convert audiobooks to M4A, but only TuneMobie Apple Music Converter can keep chapter information. Chapters can help you rewind to where you left last time when listening to converted audiobooks and it's a must-have option for audiobook lovers.

Besides, both TuneMobie Apple Music Converter and Tuneskit Apple Music Converter allow you to set output parameters. Sidify Apple Music Converter only allows you to change bitrate and you can do nothing with sample rate or audio channel.

As to user interface, all of them are easy-to-use and support user interface in English, Japanese, French, German, etc.

Best Choice: TuneMobie Apple Music Converter > Tuneskit Apple Music Converter > Sidify Apple Music Converter

Conversion Speed of Apple Music Converters

Each Apple Music Converter claims its fast conversion speed. Check the conversion speed according to official website's description and spent time for real conversion testing.

Claimed Speed & Conversion Time TuneMobie
Apple Music Converter
Sidify
Apple Music Converter
Tuneskit
Apple Music Converter
Claimed Fatest Conversion Speed 16X 20X 30X
Conversion Speed Option Yes No No
Spent Time for Converting 5 Songs
(Total Duration: 00:20:05)
00:01:20 00:02:31 00:02:37
Spent Time for Converting 16 Songs
(Total Duration: 01:01:12)
00:04:01 00:05:10 00:05:55

Only TuneMobie Apple Music Converter provides speed option and allows users to adjust conversion speed from 1X to 16X. There is no speed option in Sidify Apple Music Converter or Tuneskit Apple Music Converter. So-called 20X or 30X speed are only boasting.

Best Choice: TuneMobie Apple Music Converter > Sidify Apple Music Converter > Tuneskit Apple Music Converter

Pricing Options of Apple Music Converters & Final Choice

Each Apple Music Converter provides free trial versions for Windows and Mac, and you can test before you buy. In unregistered versions, both TuneMobie Apple Music Converter and Sidify Apple Music Converter will convert first 3 minutes while Tuneskit Apple Music Converter only convert one-third of each song.

Check the pricing list of 2018 top 3 Apple Music Converters below.

Pricing List TuneMobie
Apple Music Converter
Sidify
Apple Music Converter
Tuneskit
Apple Music Converter
1-year Subscription $19.95 No No
Lifetime License $39.95 $39.95 $34.95
Home License (5 PCs) $79.95 No No
Free Update When License is Valid Yes Yes Yes

Only TuneMobie Apple Music Converter provides flexible pricing options. You can get 1-year subscription on 1 PC with 1-year free update, get lifetime license with lifetime free update or get home license for 5 computers with lifetime free update.

Best Choice: TuneMobie Apple Music Converter > Tuneskit Apple Music Converter > Sidify Apple Music Converter

According to side-by-side comparison above, we can easily get a conclusion that TuneMobie Apple Music Converter is the best choice for converting Apple Music songs and audiobooks.

Final Choice: TuneMobie Apple Music Converter

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