For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are My Son; today I have become Your Father”? [ Heb 1:5 ]
Does this not imply that Jesus is also an angel, or if not, certainly angelic, even as those resurrected will be "like the angels". [ Lk 20:36 ]
In any case in Heb 1:1, Jesus was not contrasted to angels, but to the prophets.
Of course in Heb 2:2, angels do speak messages too, which are binding, etc.
Fundamentally the confusion is founded on the notion of angels, ie what are angels, and what is the mechanics of angelic interactions with men.
In Heb 1:14 we have angels defined as "ministering spirits".
Our knowledge of spirits comes from our direct experience of the Holy Spirit within us, or for the unelected/unsaved, even evil spirits, including Satan himself, as Peter, before the Pentecost, was afflicted with.
Secondly spirits are unseen and ethereal without material form, like a ghost, without "flesh and bones" [ Lk 24:39 ]
(Now there is a difference between the soul and the spirit, and soul of the dead is also a ghost, and it is unclear whether the ghost of the dead can interact with the living, the tale of the witch of Endor notwithstanding; but the Holy Spirit is also called the Holy Ghost.)
Now for a spirit to interact with the physical world, such as to have its message heard, or for it to be seen, it must inhabit a created being. And a human being is such an inhabitable created being, having a spirit element within us, which can be substituted, or added to, by other spirits - eg God can give the Spirit without measure [ Jn 3:34 ].
So before Peter was rebuked, Satan took possession of him at that moment.
What about other angelic beings? They too can take possession of man, and thus we have inspired prophets, eg 2 Chr 18:22.
The other mechanism for angelic interactions is in dreams or visions, where prophets like Daniel and Ezekiel see archangels and cherubims, etc, ie the angels are not in material form but only seen in the inner eye, in the spiritual invisible world, the world our soul travels to when we sleep(?).
What about Christ then? Now unlike the angels, Christ has a created form, or a form compatible with the created world, from the beginning, the pre-existing Christ, the image into whom Adam was made.
So when Christ is to be seen on Earth, before his incarnation, he comes in that form, and that is the Angel of the Lord. Now there may be more to this, for he appeared to Abraham, before the destruction of Sodom, as three beings, and not one.
Now Christ is within us, as the Holy Spirit, and so there is no need for direct manifestation of Christ in bodily form outside in the physical world, but he certainly could, as he did with his disciples after the resurrection. And he also manifested in a vision to Saul on the road to Damascus, and to Stephen before he was martyred.
So in conclusion Jesus certainly can be the Angel of the Lord, even the Son of God, and to whom the other angelic beings worship.