- Brand Name: Sonos
- Model Number: CR200
- Color: Light Gray
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: Sonos warrants that the product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one (1) year after the date
Sonos CR200 Wireless control of your Sonos Multi-Room Music System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Wireless multi-room music control with full-color touch screen
- Instant access to iTunes, free Internet radio, Pandora, Napster and more
- Free apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Dedicated CR200 includes charging cradle
- Requires one Sonos ZonePlayer, high-speed Internet connection and wireless router
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Compared to the original CR100 (which itself seemed fabulous when first received) the CR200 is from a different planet. It's much smaller, lighter, and the screen is bigger and brighter. I am not sure I would pay to upgrade for those benefits alone however.
The real advance is in the search functionality. Gone is the ipod style scroll-wheel with the tedious onscreen keyboard and in is a full touch sensitive on screen keyboard. Once you get used to it (it takes a little practice) the difference is night and day. If you have a large music collection, or especially if you use Napster or Rhapsody, searching using the CR200 is a joyous experience. Not only is the input vastly quicker now that you can type, but the search itself is predictive such that when you type "depe", for example, Depeche Mode will already be on screen vying for your attention with DePedro. The combination of vastly faster typing combined with the improved search makes the search experience on the old CR100 feel like wading through cement in comparison.
Rhapsody plus the CR200 really is a wondrous thing, it really makes searching for music a joyful experience. I frequently have to stop myself squealing with delight.
So, if the CR200 vs. CR100 = a no brainer, how about vs. an iPod touch or iPhone? My experience using the Ipod application is limited to about 5 minutes. My reasons for preferring the CR200 were twofold: 1. I really value the speed of the search experience - having to wake up my iPod, load the app etc was a trifle unappealing.Read more ›
In 2 years, we haven't had a single problem with the CR200. It has been handled and mishandled by a family with young kids. The battery still holds a long charge. This is a solid, chunky remote. So for functionality and durability, I have no complaints.
But when we wanted a second controller, we decided to get an Ipod Touch Apple iPod touch 8GB (4th Generation) - Black - Current Version instead of another CR200. For about $150 less than the CR200, you get the ability to store & play media, take pictures, access the internet, use email, play games, etc. We already had the Sonos app loaded on an Iphone and Ipad, so were very comfortable with the app. The only downside to the Ipod Touch: 1)Because we have kids, we have our Ipod locked with a password so they can't access the internet. So this means an extra few seconds and keystrokes to get to and start the Sonos app. Not really a big deal. 2)We bought a heavy duty Otterbox case Otterbox Defender Series Case for iPod touch 4th Gen (Black Plastic/Black Silicone)to protect it and a CableJive Dock Stubz ...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had one of these for about a year before the screen lost sensitivity and I therefore couldn't use some features. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Mr. James Foster
From SONOS version 5.4 on this controller is almost useless - no matter how much you liked it and took care of it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by askdrhook
I upgraded the rating and redid my review because SONOS cares about customers.
You do not need to buy a CR200 controller to use the SONOS system. Read more
I have 5 zones and 3 remotes. The CR100 was and is great. The CR200 (this one) has huge quality issues. Defective batches, either lack of sensitivity or hypersensitive. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Marcus Widerberg
I purchased the CR200 probably about 6 years ago. It cost @$200 new. While it is convenient, i cannot imagine paying the advertised $449 that some Amazon sharpie is trying to... Read morePublished 18 months ago by L. Mckinney
It was in new condition and works perfectly. Have used without problems for a year or more. Not intimidating so wife uses it too.Published on March 2, 2014 by richard f hodges
Meets all expectations. Arrived on time and in good condition. Easy to use and customer service with sonos is easy, friendly, and helpful.Published on June 16, 2013 by Lmj0413