I find it very difficult to judge the direction and distance of gunfire and speech. It seems to be binary and no in-between.

Near and far only, no in-between for audio attenuation in relation to distance.
In view or not in view, lack of stereophonic sound leads to poor judgement of direction.

*I have to give you guys props on the AKM sound, it sounds like the real thing! That heavy bolt carrier slamming back and forth captured beautifully.