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Bose reveals SoundLink Max: A big Bluetooth speaker with a big price tag

Bose announces the SoundLink Max for $399.

Published onMay 2, 2024

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  • Bose releases SoundLink Max: A new, larger Bluetooth speaker priced at $399. Shipping starts May 16.
  • Features include Bluetooth 5.3, a claimed 20 hours of battery life, three transducers, two custom passive radiators for enhanced sound, and an IP67 waterproof rating.
  • The speaker has a removable rope handle, available in black and light blue.

Bose has expanded its lineup of portable audio equipment with the SoundLink Max, a larger and more powerful version of its popular SoundLink Flex. Set to begin shipping on May 16, 2024, the SoundLink Max is priced at $399. The SoundLink Max weighs nearly 5 pounds and promises up to 20 hours of battery life. It features a rugged design with an IP67 rating, making it waterproof and dust-resistant.

This new speaker claims to enhance audio performance with three transducers and two custom-designed passive radiators that promise a richer bass and a more immersive sound experience. It supports streaming via Bluetooth 5.3 and Qualcomm’s AptX Adaptive audio codec. For connectivity, it includes a 3.5mm auxiliary input and a USB-C port that can also charge other devices.

The SoundLink Flex has been a consumer favorite due to its compact size and impressive sound quality. The SoundLink Max aims to build on that reputation by offering enhanced features and better sound quality, catering to those looking for a portable yet powerful speaker solution.

Stay tuned for more updates and a detailed review once the product ships and we test it more extensively.

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