If you are aware and can hear the amazing difference in sound quality in records, then yes, getting a decent turntable, speakers, and records will be a great investment. Records are recorded very close to how the composer intended the recording to sound, closer to the sound in real life than CDs or cassettes could ever match.
Records are uncompressed and thus sound more clear, more crisp, more realistic, and less distorted when outputted on speakers. And with nice speakers and a moderately older model turntable in good condition, the sound quality can be amazing.
People say and are USED TO saying CDs sound better than records because they are portable and more convenient, and they are used to it. But people who grew up with turntables know that vinyl wins against pretty much any other music player ever, except maybe the reel to reel.
To put it simple and to sum things up, analog wins in every battle of sound every time assuming one has good analog equipment and good digital equipment. If you want great and realistic sound, invest in a decent turntable and some nice speakers (even computer speakers would work if they are decent). If you want to just go with the crowd and not follow your heart, then forget all about your brilliant idea that came to mind.
And don't listen to the person who said digital downloads and digital files sound better than analog. That is completely false, and people also say this because they are accustomed to it. Record players will produce better sound than the best mp3 file even with very cheap speakers. Remember, compression means poorer sound every time. And once a file or recording is compressed, it can NEVER be uncompressed.
Get into the crowd of buying of records- they are coming back in style, and they are even selling new ones in places like barnes and nobles with a GREAT SELECTION. And many record stores still sell them as well in huge quantities. I guarantee, you'll never regret it.
Hope this helped.
have a DECENT modern turntable with decent computer speakers at my parent's place with a little record collection