Yes. Subjectively, parametric stereo has proved a good compromise for an available bitrate of only 32kbps (nominal). Listeners lose out in relation to subtlety of the stereo effect but that tends to be more than made up for by way of less noticeable other artefacts arising from use of HE-AAC encoding at such a low bitrate.
The article states:
“We specifically haven't aimed this at the audience who want to listen to the station on their lovely £2k/£5k/£100k home audio system. They can get a better audio quality from using one of the online streams. Instead, we focused on mobile listeners, in car, on personal sets and in noisy environments like kitchens and workplaces.”
If I do use my Roberts Ecologic 4 DAB+ radio it is generally not away from home, or in a noisy environment. To be honest I hardly use it all! However if I were listening to a 32kbps (nominal) jazz program at home using that radio, I indeed probably wouldn't bother hooking up its headphone socket to my hi-fi system.