Introducing SoundLink Max Speaker. Epic stereo sound and deep bass turn good times to the max, letting you feel the music from your head to your toes. And with its compact design and removable handle, you can take the party anywhere you are.
Epic stereo sound
Deep bass
Grab-and-go portability
Plays up to 20 hours¹
Charge phone while you listen
Built to handle some bruising
Bose app control
SimpleSync compatibility
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Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker

4.9 out of 5 Customer Rating
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Introducing SoundLink Max Speaker. Epic stereo sound and deep bass turn good times to the max, letting you feel the music from your head to your toes. And with its compact design and removable handle, you can take the party anywhere you are.
Epic stereo sound
Deep bass
Grab-and-go portability
Plays up to 20 hours¹
Charge phone while you listen
Built to handle some bruising
Bose app control
SimpleSync compatibility
Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker
color Blue Dusk

Product details

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What’s in the Box
  • Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • USB-C power supply (US only. Not available in all regions)
  • Safety sheet
Microphones No Microphone
Sound Options Stereo, SimpleSync, Full Range Speakers
Audio cable included No
Water Resistant IP67
Speaker 12.01 cm H x 26.47 cm W x 10.49 cm D (2.22 kg)
Product Material Aluminum, Fabric, Nylon, Plastic, Silicone, Steel
Battery Life 20 hours
Battery Charge Time 5 hours
Charging Interface(s) USB-C In/Out
Bluetooth Version 5.4
Bluetooth Range 30ft
Bose App Bose Music App

SoundLink Max is IP67 rated, indicating it has passed rigorous testing conditions proving it will withstand an accidental drop into water up to approximately 3 feet (1 meter) deep for up to 30 minutes, or getting exposed to a dust storm. However, while SoundLink Max is protected against accidental exposures to water and dust, is not designed for playback when wet. All of SoundLink Max’s components, including the USB-C charging and AUX ports, transducers, and passive radiators, are built with rugged, waterproof materials. These components are sealed tightly in the speaker’s housing, keeping out water and dust.

Yes, but it is not designed to be used while floating and will orient with the front grille submerged. SoundLink Max is designed to withstand accidental drops in water for up to 30 minutes and remain buoyant for easy retrieval. If SoundLink Max is directly exposed to salt or chlorinated water, rinse with fresh water and allow to dry thoroughly before use.

Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker features Snapdragon Sound technology. Snapdragon Sound optimizes Qualcomm® audio technologies across connected devices to ensure the best sound quality, connection stability, and latency for your streaming audio. To experience Snapdragon Sound, you need a Snapdragon Sound-certified device, such as a compatible Android device. Once you connect the speaker, your device will automatically stream audio using the aptX Adaptive Bluetooth codec. NOTE: To see which Snapdragon Sound features the speaker supports and check if your device is compatible, visit the SoundLink Max support page.

Google Fast Pair is a technology developed by Google that automatically detects and pairs with your Android phone in a single tap. Android users (OS 6.0 or newer) will enjoy the rapid setup Google Fast Pair has to offer by simply turning on their SoundLink Max and selecting the Google pair pop-up on their Android device (Android device location services and Bluetooth must be set to “on”).

No. There are no microphones in the SoundLink Max.

Yes. Using Bose SimpleSync technology, you can connect to your SoundLink Max from a SimpleSync-enabled Bose smart soundbar or Bose smart speaker to extend the reach of your listening to other places in the vicinity, such as an adjacent room. Use the Bose app to use SimpleSync.

Shortcuts are managed through the Bose app. Shortcuts allow you to configure settings for the programmable shortcut button on SoundLink Max. When your SoundLink Max is new, the factory default shortcut is set to auxiliary switching, allowing you to use the button to switch between a paired Bluetooth device or a wired connection from a different source.

Multi-point connectivity is a Bluetooth technology that allows your SoundLink Max to maintain a connection to two paired source devices at the same time. Your speaker will seamlessly transition between the two devices so you’re always connected to the active source device.


Bose SoundLink Max supports Bluetooth profiles A2DP, AVRCP, SPP, iAP, and BLE.

SoundLink Max can have up to 8 devices paired in its memory. To clear the paired devices list, turn on the speaker and press and hold the Bluetooth button for 15 seconds.

Download your product’s app now

Available on Google Play and the Apple Store

Owner's guide
Quick start guide

Sound that pops it off

This small, portable Bluetooth® speaker has epic stereo sound that starts the party. People hear the music and feel it from head to toe.
People dancing at a party
Person carrying a Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker

Big stereo sound

Made for sound lovers to play their favourite tunes. When the music fills the room, people feel it all around.

Bass that hits deep

The speaker has deep bass that hits your core and inspires you to put your best moves on the floor.

Young people dancing at a party with a Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker playing music

“As long as you have bass, that’s what gets the party going. That’s what this speaker has.”

– John Summit

Start the party whenever, wherever.

Whether you’re headed to a birthday rager or a chill outdoor hang, this boombox speaker can roll with you. The vibe goes where you are.

Bring the vibe with ease

Its size means you can bring the fun anywhere, while the removable handle and optional strap let you deliver the vibes stress-free. Just show up, press play, and let the music do the rest. Additional handle colours and carrying strap sold separately.

Woman carrying a Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker with the carry handle outside

Convenience meets comfort

Comfy rope design with unique texture makes carrying the party in your hand light work.

Alt text: Person walking outside carrying a Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker with the shoulder strap

Convenience meets style

A stylish optional strap means you can throw the party over your shoulder.

Power to keep the party going

With up to 20 hours of battery life,¹ you don’t have to stop the music. Keep the good times rolling from day to night.

Young people walking across a field listening to a Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker

Built for the unexpected

Water and dust-proof features mean your music can still play through spills and outdoor elements.

Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker on grass against a rock
Back of the Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker showing the USB-C port and the AUX jack

Charge your phone while listening

When your phone battery starts running low, plug-in to the USB-C port to charge up. If the Bluetooth boombox has power, your phone stays on — and so does the music.

Take control with the Bose app. Your music, your way.

Use the Bose app to maximize and personalize your sound experience:

  • Adjustable EQ settings: Control bass, mid-range, and treble levels on the go
  • Latest software updates: Ensure optimal functionality and get access to all the latest features and cutting-edge tech
  • Tips & tricks: Delivered to your fingertips and designed to harness the power of sound to the fullest

Available on the App Store and Google Play

Person using the Bose app with their Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker


Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker
  • Epic sound
    Stereo sound and deep bass let you feel the music in your body, and all around you.
  • Versatile portability
    A compact design with grab-and-go handle crafted with a unique soft-textured rope makes the speaker easy to carry to any party.
  • Battery life that keeps the party going
    Extraordinary power keeps the music going for up to 20 hours so you can listen all day and night.
  • Built to play through whatever
    Water- and dust-proof features with a IP67 rating mean party spills and outdoor elements won’t stop the music.
  • Power up while listening
    Charge your phone by connecting it to the USB-C® port to power up from the speaker’s built-in battery.

Why buy from Bose

Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker at a party

The ultimate party speaker

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1Using Bluetooth A2DP audio at 65% volume and between 68° F – 77° F (20° C – 25° C), with default EQ using a mix of Top 50 Global tracks as of October 2023 and no charging of external devices. Battery performance varies with individual user conditions such as audio content, loudness, and environmental temperature.

Ratings and Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power House of Bass and Sound I've owned several Bose products and loved all of what I've had so far. This speaker is no exception! Bose has made great strides to improve sound quality recently and especially the bass. I've used products from years ago that were not focused on those aspects and I'm amazed with how far it's come. One thing I thought was very interesting was I found out music production plays a huge role in sound quality, some songs sounded amazing and well balanced and others weren't as clear. That just goes to show that the speaker is fully capable of playing music well, so long as it was produced well. :) With the songs that are produced well, it really is amazing to listen to then on this speaker. You can hear things you didn't hear before and levels of detail that are amazing. I found several songs I never knew on some test playlists that sounded really good on this speaker. It was fun to listen to the songs I love on it and hear the differences. The amount of power this thing can push out is insane, it can get really loud. I did find the best sound hangs out in the mid to upper mid range of volume, the lower levels are pretty quiet and the loudest range is a little washed out. That being said, most of the time I don't use the highest volume, so the sweet spot sits just right for me. I also appreciate the battery life because I often forget to charge it yet it still runs. My QuietComfort headphones are the same story, way to go on battery life! The packaging the product came in was very well designed and also included a USB-C charging cable and power supply (US based). A lot of companies cheap out on that stuff so it was nice to have that included. Overall a really impressive product. I currently own a few small Bluetooth speakers and this one really blows them out of the water. It sits on a completely different level that them. I got the blue and I love the color, but that's just personal preference!
Date published: 2024-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EQ is a Game Changer! I have been using these speakers for some time now, and all I can say is that they have become my go-to speakers. Whether I am at home, in the office, or doing outdoor activities, I am always listening to music. That is why the speakers and headphones I use are very integral to my day to day. I own many pairs of portable speakers and put these up to the test. As far as the initial sound that I heard out of the box, it was a little underwhelming. However, that all changes when you utilize the EQ within the Bose app. It really shows the capability of what the Snapdragon Sound can do and puts everything into perspective on what these speakers have to offer. I listen to a wide variety of music and being able to customize it to what I'm listening to, and where I have been able to take them is the reason why I keep coming back to these speakers. The customizable handle is a huge added plus. They aren't small speakers, so the handle does come in very useful. The material feels nice in the hands and makes it very easy to transport and portable. It is such a small detail, but it really shows how much thought they put into making them, which makes them very functional. Compared to its size, they’re not as heavy as they look either. You can always count on Bose for quality sound and practicality.
Date published: 2024-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality speaker I just got this new speaker and it sounds amazing, one of the best bose sound quality speakers out there. It has good features and again just the best sound.
Date published: 2024-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Party Powerhouse to Experience Music to the "MAX" The Bose SoundLink Max is an amazing powerhouse portable speaker to listen to your favorite music everywhere you go! The Max keeps the party going and tunes pumping for hours. The sound is crisp, and clear, and boasts punchy bass and smooth treble. Don't let its size fool you, I was so surprised by the incredible volume range of the Bose Soundlink Max. In fact, on full blast, I could still hear my music clearly from over 250 feet away! One of the most unique things I love about this speaker is was made for adventure. I'm always outdoors, exploring rugged terrain, and adventuring around water. Believe it or not the Max Freaking FLOATS in water!!! How cool is that! I travel full-time as an adventure filmmaker, professional diver, and vanlifer on YouTube! Please Subscribe to see my adventures and say ALOHA! :) The Max is perfect for small spaces like a van or studio apartment. If you're looking for a high-quality, reliable, and durable portable speaker anyone can enjoy, look no further than the Bose Soundlink Max. Bose has created a reputation of bold superior audio quality and the Max achieves that perfectly. Pros: 1. Super crisp audio quality. 2. Blazing fast and easy Bluetooth pairing. 3. Long battery life. 4. Includes a custom setting button set using the Bose App. 5. IP67 Water Resistance Rating. 6. Floats when dropped in water. 7. Customizable listing experience with the Bose App to specifically fine tune your desired EQ. Cons: 1. The price is quite high compared to other portable speakers available in the market. 2. I wish there were more handle and mounting options. 3. Only 2 color options available. It would be awesome to offer a variety of vibrant color options like Neon Teal. 4. No microphone to take phone calls. What’s in the Box? Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker USB-C (C to C) cable USB-C power supply (US only. Not available in all regions) Safety sheet
Date published: 2024-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EQ is a Game Changer The Bose Soundlink Max speakers have quickly become my go-to for both home, work and outdoor listening. Right out of the box, I was impressed by their solid build and sleek design. The handle feels really nice and makes it very easy to carry around and it is an added bonus that they made it very easy to replace the handle if I need to. When looking at things like that, you can really see they put a lot of thought into these speakers. They look great on my shelf and held up well on my trip to the beach with all the sand. What really won me over was the sound quality with the customizable EQ and the Snapdragon Sound. The bass is deep and rich without being overwhelming, the mids are clear, and the highs are crisp. I tested them with various genres, from acoustics to alternative to EDM, and the sound could be catered to my taste with the EQ. Even at higher volumes, there’s no distortion, which was a big plus for me when we had people over. I can't say enough about the battery life. One charge lasted me through many listening sessions. Bluetooth connectivity is seamless and has a good range. I was able to leave my phone inside and still control the music from my backyard. One thing I am hoping for is a travel case in the future for the speakers. I was a bit worried putting them in my bag or suitcase. The price is also on the higher side, but I feel it’s justified given the quality and durability. I see these speakers as an investment, and I’m confident they’ll last me a long time. For anyone serious about their audio experience and looking for a reliable, high-quality portable speaker, I highly recommend the Bose Soundlink Max.
Date published: 2024-05-24
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