Originally Posted by mediocrefunkybeat
One thing to consider is a good pair of mixing headphones. Although mixing on headphones and monitors are different, the price/quality ratio of a good pair of headphones will get you further than monitors for the money. They're not the same thing and you're best off still 'checking' with monitors but if you're on a tight budget, that's what I would do. In fact, it's what I did. I didn't have the option of sound treating my mixing area and instead bought a very good pair of reference headphones.
Just a thought there.
I actually have a pretty decent set of phones that I use most of the time for mixing. I've managed to get to the point that I know them well enough that I can get halfway decent sounding mixes out of them. I definitely need to finally bite the bullet and get some monitors though, its time! Right now, for monitors I'm using some little AKAI RPM3s, they can barely put out 80Hz, haha.