With a rugged build quality including a powder-coated, silicone-wrapped steel enclosure and an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance, the new Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker integrates Bose’s acoustic research to deliver rich, expansive audio through three front-facing transducers and two passive radiators.

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Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker

Bose is once again promising to push the boundaries of music on the go for travellers with the introduction of the Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker.

A high-performance Bluetooth speaker that, Bose says, will deliver an unparalleled listening experience. Although the SoundLink Max has been announced now, it’s not officially available until June 4th, when it’s set for release.

Despite its size, which is slightly bigger than most “pocket-friendly” portable speakers, the SoundLink Max is poised to redefine expectations with its powerful sound output and robust build quality as it has been made to survive the elements.

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Features // Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker

At the heart of the SoundLink Max lies Bose’s extensive acoustic research and engineering expertise. The speaker boasts a sophisticated internal architecture featuring three front-facing transducers and two passive radiators.

This configuration will allow the SoundLink Max to deliver a rich, full-spectrum sound with deep bass and clear highs, ensuring that music enthusiasts can enjoy their favourite tracks with clarity and volume, even in outdoor environments.

Designed for the modern traveller, the SoundLink Max combines durability with portability. Its powder-coated, silicone-wrapped steel enclosure will make it highly resilient.

The speaker has an IP67 rating, meaning it is water and dust-resistant. Whether at the beach, hiking, or simply lounging by the pool, the SoundLink Max is built to withstand the elements without compromising performance.

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As is always the case with Bose, the latest technology is always present, and the SoundLink Max is now different with the latest Bluetooth 5.3 technology, ensuring stable and efficient wireless connectivity.

Users can easily pair the speaker with their devices, thanks to the inclusion of Google Fast Pair, which simplifies the pairing process for Android users. Additionally, the speaker features a USB-C port that not only charges the SoundLink Max but can also be used to charge other devices.

To enhance user experience further, the SoundLink Max can be personalized through the Bose Music app (Android | Apple). The app provides access to adjustable EQ settings, allowing users to tweak the sound profile to match their preferences or the acoustics of their environment.

Whether you prefer more bass, clearer vocals, or a balanced sound, the app’s intuitive controls make it easy to customize your listening experience.

Battery life is an essential factor for portable speakers, and the SoundLink Max excels in this department with an impressive 20 hours of continuous playback on a single charge. This extended battery life ensures that your music can accompany you throughout the day, whether travelling or enjoying some downtime. The quick charge feature is another notable addition, providing hours of playback with just a short charging period.

The SoundLink Max includes a range of user-friendly features designed to enhance convenience and functionality. An AUX input allows users to connect non-Bluetooth devices. The speaker’s built-in microphone enables voice control and hands-free calling, making it a practical addition for both leisure and work scenarios.

With the SoundLink Max, Bose continues to lead the charge in portable audio innovation. This new addition to the SoundLink family combines exceptional sound quality, rugged durability, and advanced connectivity features to deliver a truly versatile and high-performing speaker.

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Specifications // Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker

Dimensions120 x 265 x 105mm
Colour OptionsBlack
Blue Dusk
AudioStereo Sound
Triple Transducers
Dual Custom Passive Radiators
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.3
Google Fast Pair
Battery Lifeup to 20 hours
Waterproof RatingIP67
In the BoxSoundLink Max Portable Speaker
USB-C Cable
USB-C power supply (US only. Not available in all regions)

Price // Bose SoundLink Max Portable Speaker

The SoundLink Max will be available for purchase starting June 4th, priced at $399/£399. For more information, visit the Bose SoundLink Max product page.

VIATom Payne
SOURCEBose Pressroom
Tom Payne
Tom, Editor. An online publication providing news & reviews on apps, gadgets and luggage for the connected traveller.


  1. Great Tom!
    Just what we need more boom boxes on the beach. I want to listen to the waves not the idiot playing deathmetal at 101db 🙂

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