Bose SoundLink Micro: Small Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Waterproof), Midnight Blue

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Bose
Model Name SoundLink Micro
Speaker Type Outdoor
Connectivity Technology Bluetooth
Special Feature Waterproof, Ultra-Portable

  • Crisp, balanced sound and unmatched bass for a bluetooth speaker its size, plays loud and clear outdoors for beach days or camping trips
  • Built-in mic for speakerphone to take clear conference or personal calls out loud with a wireless range of approximately 30 feet.
  • Waterproof Speaker from the inside Out (Ipx7 Rating), with soft, rugged exterior, resists dents, cracks and scratches
  • Easily portable with a tear resistant strap to bring it wherever you go, strap to your Backpack, Cooler or Handlebars
  • Up to 6 Hours of play time from a rechargeable battery and wireless Bluetooth pairing.
  • Wireless Bluetooth pairing with voice prompts allows you to easily take calls and access your phone’s virtual assistant — hands free
  • Pair two SoundLink speakers together for party mode or stereo mode or use Bose SimpleSync technology to pair with a member of the Bose Smart Home Family to play in sync


The Bose Sound Link Micro Bluetooth speaker delivers sound so good for a speaker its size, you’ll never leave it behind. Proprietary Bose technology produces loud, clear sound—even outdoors—thanks to its custom-mounted transducer and passive radiators. All from a speaker that’s at home in your hand. It’s also waterproof from the inside out, has a soft but rugged exterior and tear-resistant silicone strap, so it’s ready to take with you on all life’s adventures. Attach it to your backpack or cooler, and don’t worry if it falls on the sidewalk or in the sand. And if you drop it in the pool, just dry it off and keep playing. Enjoy up to six hours of play time with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

Pair your smartphone or tablet wirelessly and easily with Bluetooth connectivity and voice prompts. Press a button and take phone calls out loud directly through the speaker with crisp, clear Bose sound. The built-in speakerphone also gives you voice access to your phone’s Siri or your Google Assistant—directly through the speaker. It even works with the Echo Dot for hands-free voice control. Want even more sound? Use the free Bose Connect app to pair more than one compatible Bose Bluetooth speaker for Party Mode to play the same music through each. Or use Stereo Mode to separate right and left channels. Available in Black with Black strap, Dark Blue with Smoky Violet strap or Bright Orange with Dark Plum strap. Included: Sound Link Micro Bluetooth speaker; USB cable.

From the manufacturer

Bose SoundLink Micro

Bose SoundLink Micro
Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker

Bold sound. Action approved.

Its compact size, silicone exterior, and tear-resistant strap, SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker is portable and rugged enough for all the action in your life. Whether it’s strapped to your backpack or your handlebars, it’ll play crisp sound with powerful bass. It’s waterproof from the inside out.

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Additional information

Weight 10.2 kg
Dimensions 1.4 × 3.9 × 3.9 cm
Product Dimensions

1.4 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches

Item Weight

10.2 ounces



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‎1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

Date First Available

September 22, 2017


Bose Corporation

10 reviews for Bose SoundLink Micro: Small Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Waterproof), Midnight Blue

  1. Justin

    No other competition! Still my favorite bluetooth speaker.The Bose SoundLink Micro is far and away the best small speaker I’ve used yet. I’ve used countless no-name brand speakers and other brand name speakers (and countless ~20-30 dollar ‘waterproof’ speakers on Amazon) and this one absolutely blows those away.I already had expectations as to what this would sound like, however, I was still surprised by the amount of bass the speaker was able to put out. And I don’t mean loud, droning bass, but bass that makes a song sound like it’s coming from a bigger speaker – everything sounds authentic. Drum kicks and other instruments come out convincingly with a nice punch. The Micro is a very musical speaker with nice presence. The treble is very smooth – so you can listen to it for long periods of time without it tiring your ears out at high volume, but it’s also never dull – everything has a nice sparkle to it when called for.Everything but the Girl’s ‘Missing’ (2013 remaster) immediately shows off the Bose’s advantage in bass compared to other speakers of its size (particularly against the JBL Clip 3, and JBL GO). The song starts off with a constant bass line and adds another on top that matches the rhythm of the music. The Bose reproduces the two distinct bass lines with confidence without sounding muddled. Tracey Thorn’s vocals come through excellent and aren’t drowned out by the bass – and neither are the other instruments in the midrange.Madonna’s Music titletrack has a very deep bassline. The Revolve+ renders the song with a little too much upperbase – while it sounds fine at normal volume levels, at high levels the Revolve+ sounds boxy and smaller than it should. Due to the Micro’s smaller size, and even though it is bass-boosted like the Revolve+, it actually ends up sounding more natural than the Revolve+. Volume pumping is minimal in this track. The Micro can occasionally volume pump at levels greater than 2/3 when the music stops as an artist continues singing or during the start of a song before the music starts. While not ideal, it doesn’t volume pump as much as I expected it to.Rush’s YYZ has great treble presence at the beginning with cymbals and other instrumentation. It comes through very crisp and cuts through the midrange and bass without issue. Geddy Lee’s bass solo near the middle really comes through.Classical music, and really most music in general, from pop, rock, country, electronic/dance sound very decent as the Bose maintains a flat sound signature in the midrange with a small boost in bass. The treble is somewhat rolled off, but this prevents the speaker from sounding harsh – which I prefer.It’s able to maintain most of its composure up until around 75%. You may notice compression at this level under certain circumstances. It’ll sound decent up until around 85% – at this point basslines may disappear, depending on the song, however, it music still sounds full and it won’t sound tinny. For the most part, it still sounds like a bigger speaker at this level. Above 85% up and up til 100% can be dicey. Most music actually sounds fine with the speaker pointed toward you head-on. Off-axis, it may sound strained, but not bad. It gets surprisingly loud. Older music, such as from the Beach Boys’ actually sound very decent at these high levels (likely due to the fact that the songs have little bass), and the basslines they do have, typically remain while most newer music is compressed more at these higher volumes. You can fool the speaker into playing louder if you don’t mind reducing bass with an equalizer app (e.g. reduce the left-hand side of the equalizer adjustments).Some reviews have complained about the treble or are trying to compare it to the Soundlink Mini (which I also have). It is different – the Micro is a ‘flatter’ and more accurate speaker than the Mini – which has a noticeable treble boost which some people say gives the old Mini ‘clarity’ over the Micro – even though the Micro is technically the more correct speaker. This isn’t in the Mini’s favor at high volumes as the compression can make the Mini sound sharp, while the Micro doesn’t end up hurting your ears. And you don’t lose anything with the Micro being a mono speaker compared to the Mini being stereo – while it’s possible to tell the difference between the two from that perspective, it just isn’t practical as you lose stereo separation if you are more than a few feet or otherwise are not facing the mini directly. The Micro sounds the same from most directions as audio fires up instead of from the front of the speaker.The Micro’s battery lasts for quite a while. At volumes above a little above half, I get around 6-7 hours easily, and get 8-12 at even lower volumes. The speaker sounds great even at low volumes. Bass is dynamically boosted at lower levels – keeping the sound full, which is a problem for many of these small speakers. In general, I find most smaller speakers don’t sound any better than your phone’s built-in speakers at low volumes. The Bose definitely has a nice presence at low volume – it makes it easy to fall asleep to if you use it before you go to bed.I also have the SoundLink Revolve+, and until you reach the top volume of the Micro, the two speakers sound remarkably similar when paired in party or stereo mode. They only differ in certain tracks with very deep bass or when you push the Revolve+’s volume past the Micro’s max volume – but listening to them in stereo is a surprisingly pleasant experience. It seems like the speakers volume match when they pair – so it sounds fairly balanced, you can however make one louder / quieter than the other by pushing the volume buttons separately on each speaker.The Bose app is not required to use the speaker. However, you can adjust the auto-off time in specific increments and remove previously paired devices through the app, otherwise, most things within the app, like turning voice prompts off or shutting the auto-off timer entirely, can be done with button presses on the speaker. You can easily find the manual by going to -> Speakers -> SoundLink Micro and the manual is under their Support section.As for its closest competition, the B&O P2, the Bose is fully waterproof while the former doesn’t have any weather proofing (I didn’t think B&O advertised any water resistance but apparently some reviews state the speaker is splash proof). The battery on the Bose lasts much longer on maximum than the P2 (2-ish hours compared to a 5-ish for the Bose), even though the P2 isn’t much louder than the Bose. And most importantly, the Bose is way cheaper and has a flatter frequency response than the P2. However, I actually like the flatter form factor of the P2 – you’ll notice in B&O’s advertising that they show the P2 can fit in some jean pockets – while the Micro fits more in larger cargo pants/shorts or coat pockets. The P2 and the Anker’s I have above have a large treble boost which, superficially, may sound nice for a few minutes, but quickly becomes tiring when the speaker is within a few feet from you since things become bright and shrill easily. In my opinion, the Anker Soundcore Sport is the next closest competition. It is pretty much the same size as the Micro, they’re both IPX7 waterproof, and they both feature ~1.5 inch drivers with a passive radiator. It’s also only 40 dollars compared to the Bose. However, the Sport is covered in a hard rubber and the buttons on that speaker have practically zero feedback – so no ‘click’ or noticeable indent when pushed – which can make the speaker hard to use, especially when wet. Sound-wise, the Bose definitely wins – but the Anker puts up a good fight for being only $40. Primarily, it lacks the bass the Micro offers. As a plus, the Sport doesn’t have the trouble boost it’s smaller and non-waterproof brother, the Soundcore Mini and the B&O does – it sounds pretty flat across the midrange and treble – but just doesn’t sound as full as the Micro. If you can afford it, the Bose is an easy choice over either Anker.The newest competition in this speaker size is probably the Minirig Mini. Reviewer Oluv (as noted in his own review of the speaker on this Amazon listing) has done an extensive review of the Minirig Mini on his YouTube channel. I have not heard it in person but it does appear to have an advantage in sound quality if you’re willing to forego the smaller size of the Bose, along with waterproofing (the Minirig Mini is supposedly water resistant, like the Revolve+ – so it can handle splashes, but I wouldn’t trust getting water on a paper-cone speaker that the Revolve+ and Minirig Mini have). Minirig’s parent company specializes in underwater audio, however, so it seems odd to produce a speaker that isn’t actually water proof. I used to scoff at speakers that introduced water resistance or 360 degree sound – but now that I have them, I don’t think I’d give them up. Keeping all that in mind, the Minirig Mini’s can automatically pair in stereo mode, without needing an app or complicated button pushes on every use, once you’ve set them up previously, which I’m jealous of.If something were to happen with my Micro, I would easily buy it again (even though it being the cheapest Bose speaker, it still isn’t cheap and cost ~5x as much as the Anker speakers) because simply: it sounds better, the battery lasts much longer than many others in it’s class (much longer than the Anker’s max), and I don’t doubt its durability.Edit: I added some more about the Anker Soundcore products I have since those are the closest in competition next to the B&O P2, in my opinion.Edit 2: 04/2018 – 6-ish months later. I’ve used this speaker every day since I got it back in October of 2017 (I listen to music a lot). It’s probably my favorite bluetooth speaker that I have ever purchased (even including the original Soundlink Mini and newer and larger Revolve+, both of which I still have) not necessarily because it sounds better than the two – but it can definitely compete at lower volumes, but because of its small factor and waterproofing. This is the first expensive speaker that I have that actually feels durable – I don’t worry about babying it like I do with the Mini and Revolve+. Along with the Revolve+, as I noted above – they both work surprisingly well when paired together in party/stereo mode – so if you need something louder than the Micro (and can afford it) I would definitely recommend getting the Revolve+ and pairing the two together so you can have something small for regularly every day use and something for a party on the weekends!Edit 3: 07/2018 – 9-ish months later: I’ve added more comparison speakers and updated how the speaker sounds with certain test tracks. Micro is still going strong (and still use it everyday).Edit 4: 10/2018 – A little after the 1 year mark. Still use it every day since I’ve gotten it – battery shows no sign of decline. I wanted to point out a few things I missed and noticed haven’t been mentioned in other reviews:1) Even at low volumes, you can really feel the bass when holding the speaker. The speaker won’t vibrate due to its soft silicone covered body – but there’s something fun about not just listening – but literally feeling the music.2) A lot of people are complaining about a *very neat* feature that most other non-Bose bluetooth speakers do not have in that you can turn on the Micro (and other Bose Revolve speakers) remotely from your device e.g. selecting the Micro in your Bluetooth list automatically turns it on without needing to push the power button on the speaker. This is particularly helpful on their larger speakers, like when the Revolve+ is mounted on a tripod somewhere. This only works if your device has previously paired with the speaker (as evidenced in the Bose Connect App device history list) – so only you can turn the device on remotely. But some are complaining because they decided to connect it to a smart device i.e. an Echo, Fire stick, etc. – with the problem being that when those devices update overnight, for example, they’ll reconnect upon completion which makes the speaker wake up in the middle of the night. You can simply disable the pairing in the Bose app for the problem smart device and this fixes the issue. I would be very disappointed if Bose removed this functionality due to a small few who can’t use the speaker correctly.3) I will note a flaw with connecting the speaker to a PC (or a Mac) which also effects the larger Revolve speakers. PCs don’t support linked volume control like our phones do – i.e. when you change the volume on your phone, it immediately changes on the Bose, and vice-versa, but instead you have independent volume control (e.g. the PC has it’s own volume level and the Bose has it’s own volume level set by the volume buttons on the speaker itself). However, when connected to a PC, the Bose’s volume buttons are locked (when you push -/+ the status light on the speaker blinks on/off to like that action is unavailable). This would be fine if the internal volume on the Bose was set to 100% – where then you can simply use the PC volume to control the speaker volume – this would mimic absolute volume control. However, the Bose’s internal volume fixed at a low volume – meaning even if the PC volume is set to 100%, the volume may still be quite low on the speaker. Bose should allow the physical volume buttons to be used in this case to increase the volume on the speaker’s end or simply max out the internal volume while we control the volume from the PC.None of this changes the 5 star rating. On a future gen Micro, though, I would like to see, at a minimum, a type-C USB port with USB audio like the larger Revolve line which has micro-USB with USB audio. It would be nice to see an increase in either battery life or fidelity at higher volumes (not necessarily louder but I definitely wouldn’t complain).

  2. Ruhroh Shingo

    Affordable and PowerfulBought this for my wife as a somewhat belated Christmas present for use in her office space. Prior to purchasing this, she and I have used Google Nest Minis. The Nest Mini is convenient, but there’s a very clear difference in sound quality between that and the SoundLink Micro despite the two being roughly the same size.In my wife’s case, she just sits the speaker flat in one corner of her office space versus mounting it. That is, the speaker is mostly projecting up and outward rather than being more directed – think how you would orient a sound bar. Despite that placement, the sound quality is excellent. Bass comes through strongly without being overly heavy to being muddy. Trebles are crisp, but not sharp or thin. Though she doesn’t use it at very high volume levels, I don’t think this speaker would have much trouble being the primary sound source if you were to use it for a small house party or gathering indoors.Setup is about as simple as you could expect for a strictly Bluetooth connected device. To be explicit here, the Google Nest Mini is a connected home device that happens to also work as a wireless speaker – sound quality and the experience of that is really not its primary point. Because of the Nest Mini’s wider use case variety (e.g.: Google voice commands – possibly across multiple rooms if you have multiple devices), it’s also more of a hassle to setup if you’re only using it as a speaker. The SoundLink Micro – like most basic Bluetooth only devices – only needs to be powered on, put into being discoverable, and then connecting to the speaker on whatever device you want to connect up to it.

  3. Toni J. Marcum

    Loud enough in shower!FINALLY! A shower speaker that is loud enough in the shower. I have gone through 3 or 4 shower speakers prior to this, and NOT just cheap ones, that I couldn’t even hear when I was washing my hair, etc. This one finally does it.I like to watch some comedies while I bathe, especially because I am in a wheelchair right now due to a car accident. The shower is my relaxing place and since it takes me 30 minutes to get setup and longer to do each shower task, I make sure I take a longer shower and relax. Thus I will watch Friends or some other innocuous comedy while showering. Every speaker I have had has not gotten nearly loud enough to hear. This one is finally my answer. Plenty loud, even below full level, words are not garbled and I don’t have to stop and listen carefully or jump back to rehear something.I have used it 3 times for an entire showering/dressing time (at minimal 70 minutes each) and it still has a charge left. I also like that it verbally tells you what percent it is at when you turn on or off so you know if you need to plug it up before your next use. Though I do wish it was a type C instead of the older style.Well built and feels sturdy. I bought the rubber cover but it shipped separately so I haven’t used it yet. I got it because I want to be able to hang it better than that weird rubber strap on the back does.I am not an audiofile but it is loud, sounds good, is super easy to setup/connect, tells you the battery level and is sturdy. At $100 it is a little pricey but I think it will last for years. Only con is that it isn’t a C type charging port.

  4. Randy Cragin

    PerfectJust to make a point, I have bought a Bose product in the past and returned it because it was not what I thought it would be. This item is. Not only does it crank, there is some base to it. It’s definitely Bose quality speakers. My experience with speakers made by Bose is in my car. Not only have they never crackled, they have not blown and I will turn the volume as high as it will go if I feel like it. This one does the same. Previous to this I was using another speaker which basically crackled and blew. The bonus was the strap in the back. I didn’t even know it was there and I used it to hang it off of visor arm in my work truck, I can easily reach it to answer phone calls and press pause when needed without being distracted. Highly recommended.

  5. Peer

    Whopping sound from a half-poud wonderAs a long-term customer I expected much from a Bose. But this little thing surpassed all my expectations. It fits in your palm, but it still has this full Bose sound quality like its larger brethren. I have used it to cover an open space living room of ca. 1000 sq ft without any problem. No rattle in the full bass, clear high tones, nothing at miss. The battery lasts a full day. This is just awesome.A friend with a JBL twice the weight and size could not nearly match this little wonder in a side-by-side comparison. We made another side-by-side comparison with a large hardwired amazon echo and the little Bose won that, too.The only thing that Bose possibly could improve is the silicone belt strap. It would be nice if it would double as a vertical stand, because the round corners make it impossible to put the box in an upright position by itself.

  6. Shyanne cabrera

    Best speakerI compared this to my JBL speaker and this one really surprised me. It’s great ! Gets really loud, bass is good doesn’t lose battery fast. Best thing is, I have 2 phones connected to this speaker, whichever phone is closer to the speaker connects immediately without a problem once turned on.

  7. Readerman

    Beautiful sound from such a tiny speakerThe first one I ordered was defective — it would not charge. Still had beautiful sound until the battery ran out. The second one works great. I’ve been listening to classical music on it at fairly low volume, and it’s really sweet. But I can’t speak to music at high volume or heavy bass.

  8. Amazon Customer

    Excellent sound quality, size, and battery life!I like the fact that the speaker doesn’t take up a lot of space and I can place it practically anywhere. I haven’t had to charge it much and am always syncing it up with my iPad of iPhone all the time.I would recommend buying this product!

  9. carolyn

    I love this little guy!I have problems sleeping so I put this little speaker on the other side of the bed, turn on my iPad, and play Amazon Prime music. Very softly but so enjoyable. Before long I am off to dreamland and my iPad turns things off if I don’t respond after awhile. Perfectly wonderful!

  10. CJ

    Works like a large speakerThe sound through this is absolutely awesome. I’ve got two of them. One I travel with on trips out of town.

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