As a windows user, i also experience short length sounds to be cut off half way, a easy way to test this is to left click the speaker icon on the bottom right and left click the volume slider every 3 seconds, you will notice cut off, but if you spam click it, you should receive the full sound, appears to be some kind of delay, happens with Tenor too(first experienced this with ODAC).
I've put it through some really heavy gaming applications, it does well handling a constant stream of sounds along with skype and music playing all at the same time, doing this with a Tenor would cause the chip to flip out. Anyway after putting the DA8 through the tests, it seems to exhibit a very very minor hiccup that causes a vinyl pop sound when playing back music every so often, restarting windows fixes it, or using WASAPI in your media player seems to fix it as well. 6.5/10 for USB implementation, could use some refinement.
My Concero HP has none of these issues, a perfect 10/10 USB implementation.
As for the DAC section of the DA8, pretty much 10/10, i see what people mean about its soundstage, its pretty wide, quite a significant jump.
I'm still not sure about the internal amp though, mids with weight behind it is very important to me, my V200 executes it with absolute precision.