Sony Bravia 4k TV XE8077 and Blue Tooth Headphones

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    Sony Bravia 4K TV and Bluetooth headphones.
    Hi, I recently purchased the above TV without really thinking about the possible need for headphones. I then purchased a PS4 pro which has since revealed that headphones could come in extremely handy. In-between times i purchased a set of Bowers and Wilkins PX headphones to use for listening to music. With the need now for headphones on the TV i investigated whether or not i could use the PX bluetooth headphones. It turns out that the XE8077 Bravia is not built to allow the use of Bluetooth audio equipment such as the Bowers and Wilkins PX headphones. My next step was to investigate the use of a wireless bluetooth transmitter to bridge between the TV and the headphones and this is where you guys come in. You see the headphones work off aptX-HD (STD) latency and all the transmitters I find run aptX-LL low latency as this allows for the sound/picture sync without delays. Does anyone know how to fix this, a specific transmitter that will work with the PX headphones and the TV and not create any sound/picture sync delays, or a work-around between the aptX latency's, again to utilise the same headphones with the TV. Or maybe, the PS4 Pro can come into play as it is really for when games are being played that the headphones will be used. I just assumed that going via the TV was the best option.

    This is a fair bit above my Hi-Fi/Audio/AV knowledge so any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank-you and keep smilin'

    Ian.
     
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    aptX IS low latency compared to headphones that don't have aptX.
    I can only suggest you buy a Bluetooth transmitter from somewhere that allows returns such as Amazon.
     
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    Hi Thanks for that response but the problem is that there are different aptX's. My headphones are aptX-HD which is standard latency and the transmitters are all aptX-LL, the low latency variety which control the audio/video sync, keeping the lips in the correct place etc. I cannot see how I can use a mix of the std and the low latency's and not get an audio sync problem. I had hoped someone here had already found a transmitter that allowed the mix and kept the sync issue to a min. Randomly buying, trying and returning transmitters is not the way i would contemplate solving this issue, too much like hard work ;)
     
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    Would this transmitter be what you're looking for ?
    I have a XE9005 and was really surprised that the TV wouldn't work with my bluetooth headset (Parrot Zik). As I didn't want to use the TV's headphone adapter and a bluetooth transmitter I use my PS4 wireless headset for gaming and PS4 usage and an astro mixamp setup (optical to transmitter, wireless to receiver and one of my wired headsets plugged into the receiver) if watching TV.
     
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    There are quite a few on Amazon that specifically support aptX-HD and aptX-LL
     

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