I have a Sonos Beam and two Play 1s connected to my Sony Bravia TV. I love it, but it has been a bit of a hassle. For example, I had to use a HDMI CRC Less adapter because my devices were interfering with the Sonos system. This took me a few months to diagnose and sort out (I’m not a tech wiz).
The Sonos system works like a charm now, but I’d like to have the capability to use Bluetooth headphones with my TV. The TV itself is not Bluetooth headphone equipped. I considered buying a Bluetooth transmitter to plug into my TV, but I fear switching the TV audio settings back and forth (from ‘audio system’ to ‘headphones’) will confuse the Beam again.
Does anybody have a workaround that would allow me to listen to headphones ‘through’ the Sonos system? Can I tap into it somehow, or do I have to wait for Sonos to release headphones of its own? Neither the Beam nor the Play 1s have an aux port.
I have seen reference to using a Sonos Connect, but that seams a little excessive (I have a Play 5 Gen 1 and Bridge from years ago in another room getting minimal use already).
Best answer by ratty
I’ve yet to meet a Bluetooth transmitter that can be fed using HDMI-ARC. I’d recommend leaving the Beam wired via HDMI and adding an optical-Bluetooth transmitter, preferably aptX Low Latency (which would require the headphones to also support it).
Most TVs wouldn’t need any fiddling in the settings after initial setup, as the optical output should be live all the time. The optical must be configured to send PCM Stereo.