Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker

Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker

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Sound that pops it off

This portable Bluetooth® speaker has epic stereo sound that starts the party. People hear the music and feel it from head to toe.

Run the vibe

An epic combination of big-speaker energy, grab-and-go convenience, and lasting power so your favourite songs can crank up the vibe all day and night. The party starts when you get there.

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Big stereo sound

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

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

Bass that hits deep

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

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“I’m setting the vibe with the Bose SoundLink Max.”

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Start the party whenever, wherever.

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

Bring the vibe with ease

Comfy rope design with unique texture makes carrying the party in your hand, or over your shoulder with the optional strap (sold separately) light work.

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Young people outside listening to a Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker

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.

Built for the unexpected

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

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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 speaker has power, your phone stays on – and so does the music.

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Control everything through the Bose app

Take personalisation even further with Adjustable EQ settings in the Bose app. Control bass, mid-range and treble levels as you go.

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Seamless connection

Advanced Bluetooth 5.3 offers a strong, continuous connection within 30 feet (9 metres) of your device.

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Plays nicely with other Bose products

Send the party to another level with Bose SimpleSync technology. Connect SoundLink Max to a Bose smart soundbar or smart speaker for even more sound in more places around your home.


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

  • Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker:12 cm H x 26.5 cm W x 10.5 cm D (2.13 kg)

  • Aluminium, Fabric, Nylon, Plastic, Silicone, Steel, Rope

  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Battery life up to 20 hours
  • Charging time: approximately 5 hours when using the original cable. Using a third-party USB-C cable or power source may influence charging time.

  • Bluetooth range: up to 30 ft (9 m)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.3

  • USB-C in/out
  • AUX in

  • Button controls: Power on, Bluetooth, Volume up/down, Programmable shortcut button

  • Bose app

  • IP67
  • SimpleSync connectivity
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply incredible When I received my speakers I honestly would not have believed how incredible this device is. The bass, music quality and loudness for such a small device is incredible. Connects seemlessly as soon as you plug it in to charge. The design is sleek too, matching my earphones! In terms of design, the speakers seem robust and feels well made.
Date published: 2024-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Speaker, BIG Sound I've been using my BOSE SoundLink Max for a few weeks now. Safe to say, I am very happy with the speaker - I'm impressed by the overall quality of the product and the incredible sound it produces. The speaker has a small form factor - virtually the same size as a 4 Pint bottle of milk (in UK market). It is quite heavy, which does make me question how comfortable it would be to carry long distances by hand. However, the integrated handle is very comfortable, feels well-made and the weight of the speaker and materials give it a high-quality feel. The speaker comes with a charging cable (USB-C to USB-C), but not the power brick to plug it into a plug socket. This was a little disappointing, as I did not have a power brick already to use with this type of cable, but once I bought one it was quick and easy to charge. The battery life is also great. I have had the product for a couple of weeks now, and with daily use I have only needed to charge it twice in that time. A full charge really does last a long time. Now on to the important part - the sound. My expectations have been well and truly surpassed with this speaker. It produces such a deep, rich bass for such a small device. It really THUMPS and I'm always surprised at the the depth of bass it produces - which is nicely balanced with the clarity of the treble. I've tried the speaker with several different types and genres of music - all of which sound fantastic. Although I had intended to use this speaker mostly outdoors / in the garden / picnics in the park (which it works beautifully for), I have found myself using it mostly indoors. It's great to use to enjoy my music whilst cooking, cleaning, working out etc. The portability of it makes it so easy to bring the tunes to any and every room in the house. It works great in the bathroom whilst I take a relaxing bath or a disco shower. It just fills the room with sound. Overall, I am super happy with this product. The quality of the sound, the portability and even the battery life are all outstanding. I would recommend to anyone in the market for a small bluetooth speaker for indoor/outdoor use!
Date published: 2024-06-19
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Is SoundLink Max waterproof and dustproof?

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 exposure 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. 

Does SoundLink Max float in water?

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. 

What is Snapdragon Sound?

Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker features Snapdragon Sound technology. Snapdragon Sound optimises 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.

What is Google Fast Pair?

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”).

Can SoundLink Max be used for phone calls?

No. There are no microphones in the SoundLink Max.

Can I use SoundLink Max to connect to a Bose smart soundbar or speaker?

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.

What are Shortcuts?

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.

What is multi-point connectivity?

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.  

What Bluetooth profiles does SoundLink Max support?

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

How do I clear the pairing list on my SoundLink Max?

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.



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Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker

¹ Using 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.