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The HX850 is about a year old (it's discontinued now) and the HX950 hasn't even been out for an entire year (also discontinued). The previous versions were the HX820 and HX929. there aren't any direct replacements in the 2013 lineup for the 850/950.
Buying a warranty is up to you, but I would make sure to read the terms and conditions for all available plans before you buy. Square Trade is cheap, but repair costs take away from the overall value of your potential replacement. E.g. you spend $1500 on a TV, and you need a repair. Let's say the repair is $400. Maybe you need a second repair that's $200. Then by chance, you need a third repair. You're left with $900 total credit towards a repair/replacement since you've already used $600.
desktop + headphone Sonus faber Toy monitor|REL T Zero|Sony UDA-1|Sony MDR-Z7|Sony MDR-1000X|Audioquest NightHawk
ht Sony A1E 65" OLED|Monitor Audio Silver RX6, RX Centre, RX1|SVS SB-2000|Sony STR-ZA5000ES|Sony UBP-X1000ES|Sonos Connect + Peachtree Audio DAC•iT|Panamax M-5100PM
stereo Sonus faber Olympica II|REL S/5|Teac UD-501|Sony TA-A1ES|Sony SCD-777ES|Sony ST-SA50ES|Sony 43" X800D|Sony UBP-X800|Sonos Connect|Furman Elite-15 PFi