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

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$549.00
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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
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Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker
color Blue Dusk
$549.00

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 6 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.

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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

Features

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 I love this product,its full of base,best quality for me
Date published: 2024-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Changer. This speaker is so beyond remarkable. I had high hopes for this product and it completely exceeded my expectations. The sound quality is so pure. Crisp clean Treble, vibrant mids, and the bass is deep and super rich. No matter what kind of music you are blasting this speaker will enhance your listening experience for sure. 10/10 would recommend.
Date published: 2024-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HiFi Sound I purchased this 3 weeks ago with a doubt about what to expect at such small portable speaker’s claimed performance at almost $400 price tag. Yes, Bose did not disappoint. The sound is the best you can get on a bluetooth speaker so far at this price point. Excellent clarity and midrange, the base is very good in proportion to the speaker’s footprint. On the downside, at this speakers price, I wish Bose included the capability for stereo mode right out of the box. Secondly, it should have supported WiFi AirPlay playback. Overall, this portable speaker will not disappoint even those with audiophile caliber ears!
Date published: 2024-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big sound, small package. This speaker has far surpassed my expectations. I have two JBL speakers that are roughly the same size as this speaker. I will not be using those speakers anymore after using this one. The amount of sound that comes from this speaker is astounding. And it’s not only loud, but a balanced sound from lows to highs. As a professional musician, I appreciate being able to hear the full spectrum of sounds. This speaker is fantastic and I use it daily. Bose is the way to go.
Date published: 2024-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing speaker The speaker has so much power and bass in such a small frame. The sound is extremely crisp like all my other Bose products. The carrying handle is very comfortable to hold and the design itself feels very premium. The material does seem to attract dust/pet hair but it gives a better durability and scratch protection.
Date published: 2024-06-07
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