Originally Posted by foamboy
So here is the deal. I have listened to MANY reference tracks through both my Rokits and my 702's trying to "learn" how they sound. I have listened to many songs ranging from (Rush-Moving Pictures,Gabriel-SO,Foreigner,Nickelback,Joni Mitchell,Porcupine Tree,Toto and TONS of others! All of these sound good on both spkrs and cans. They sound thinner on these than they do in my car(s) and other living room systems.Now when I mix to taste,MY mixes sound better and fuller UNTIL I get on another system.....they don't translate as well as the reference recordings YET,they sound better (to me) on the Rokits and the 702's.
You identified your exact problem right off the bat.
You stated that you are mixing "to your taste". And that you are making your mixes sound better (to you) on your monitors.
To me, this indicates that you have not yet actually learned your monitors, or monitoring environment. You are assuming that making something sound "better" on your monitors will actually translate to the real world. This is not always the case, especially with low end monitors that are actually more hi-fi than accurate. You have to learn how your monitors sound and embrace this sound. Listen through them instead of at them when you are mixing.