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As an addendum to ghellquist's answer, rather than alternative… The recording sounds fine - for a given definition of 'fine'. The only way to know if the mic isn't performing to expectation would be to simultaneously record from an omni - that would put the two sounds in perspective ignoring direction, only level. Human ears are very adept at tuning out ...


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After a listening I would say that this is normal and to be expected. A microphone does not work in the same way as say a telephoto lens on a camera. It will not "zoom" in to include some sounds and exclude other. You can get slightly more of directionality by going from an omnidirectional mic to a cardoid mic over to a supercardoid to a shotgun, ...


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