Good <$100 earbuds have better sound quality than most stereo systems.I think part of the resurgence of LP's a few years ago came from young people finally hearing a decent set-up, compared to MP3 files and ear buds. Any half way decent phono stage and turn table could beat that.
Nobody is listening to mp3 files, it's 2023.
Vinyl? Oh well, let's not go there.