I'm fairly new to the high-fidelity game, and only new have begun keeping a keen eye out for more interesting products. One such is DVD-A discs / surround sound music DVDs - actually, their inclusion in the Genesis 1970-1975 box set sparked my interest in this whole field. I will be living as a student in confined spaces for a while, so headphones and my laptop will be my go-to sound haven. After scouring the web, especially this forum, I'm largely set on purchasing the HD-600's and the JDS Labs O2+ODAC in the coming month or so.
However, some questions remain (again, I apologize for my current ineptitude):
1) Will these DVD-A's be able to run from my laptop, and at their intended quality? Are there special programs needed to run DVD-A's on computers?
2) Will it be futile to play surround sound discs on headphones? Can headphones replicate it in a way, or will it simply produce a higher-quality stereo mix?
Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks!