The CD Player was one of the items available at the official launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta.
The CD Player can be obtained through the "Electronics Stall" shoplifting crime at any crime experience level, but is most common when a player's Crime Experience is lower. It can also be found through city finds and can be traded between players.
Listening to a CD player converts energy to happiness. There is no usage cooldown and there are three different options for how much energy is to be used.
|CD Player Usage |
|Action||Energy Used||Happiness Gained|
|Listen to a Song||1 energy||12-18 Happiness|
|Listen to an Album||3 Energy||42-63 Happiness|
|Listen to an Audio Book||5 Energy||80-120 Happiness|
The CD Player is an option to spend extra energy that is not divisible by five or ten which would otherwise be unused. These bits of energy can be obtained from drinking energy drinks while in a faction that has the energy drink perk in the Voracity branch, use of Book : Higher Daddy, Higher!, or from using the one or three energy options on an MP3 Player, CD Player, Television, or Game Console.
Using the five energy option on a CD Player is optimal only for players with extremely low battle stats.
|CD Player related Awards|
|Candy Man||Achieve 1,000 theft crime|
|Smile, You're On Camera||Achieve 2,500 theft crimes|
|Smokin' Barrels||Achieve 5,000 theft crimes|
|Breaking And Entering||Achieve 7,500 theft crimes|
|Stroke Bringer||Achieve 10,000 theft crimes|
Prior to an update in June 2021 that changed several Electronics items, the CD Player had no use.
The CD Player's description referred to the item as a "Sony Discman" until 30 May 2019, when the description was updated  to refer to the item as a "home stereo system," which matched the item image.
In the past there was a Market Stall shoplift crime explicitly for CD Players. It was consolidated into the Electronics Stall shoplift crime.
|Pack of Music CDs Image History|
|??? to July 2012 |
|July 2012 to present |
There is one earlier image for the CD Player, but it is currently considered lost to time. 
|Sweet Shop|| Bag of Bon Bons · Big Box of Chocolate Bars
|Market Stall|| CD Player · DVD Player · Hard Drive · MP3 Player
|Clothes Shop|| Jacket · Tank Top · Trainers
|Jewelry Store|| Diamond Ring · Gold Necklace · Gold Ring
|With Effect|| CD Player · Game Console · Gold Laptop
|Without Effect|| DVD Player · Hard Drive · Microwave
|Unreleased|| Card Skimmer · Cell Phone · Clippers
|Retired|| Xbox · Xbox 360