I'm recording on a pretty nice keyboard that has stereo out to a focusrite scarlet 2i2. I've set up the focusrite with inputs set to line and adjusted the levels so that they're just below where they'd clip. When I plug my headphones into the keyboard itself and listen, everything sounds full and up close. If I plug into the headphone monitor on the focusrite and when I record anything in a DAW (using garageband but also tried audacity), my keys sound like they were recorded at a distance rather than having a full, up close sound like my headphones.
Why is this? Is there something wrong with my audio interface, or is this expected behavior which I should be fixing up with effects and adjustments in the DAW?