One thing that I've notice when I transfer my mix to my more intimate environment is that it begins to muff and give more mids especially around 180 - 380Hz. I'm at the moment working on turning this more intimate environment into my mixing studio (dont have the money yet) but for now, I have to do all my mixes on a second floor loft. At the moment, I have 4 Near feild monitors. From what I've read, It would seem that what would help the mix translation better is to get a sub (or subs (correct me if I'm wrong)) considering that most near field monitors depict the highs and upper mids better than the mids and lows. However, I'm also woundering for now if I get an eq to emulate the intimate environemt in my current mixing environmet, would that help? More than likely if I dont get a good one, I could run into noise right? Not cost effective considering that I'm working on creating a mixing studio (or room you can call it)? Would it be better (in my current state) to take two of the speakers in my current mixing environment out and put it in my intimate environment and leave two in the other and get a sub? Should I place the sub in the intimate environment or the loft considering right now I'm using the loft for mixing and the intimate environment as more listening and frequency attenuation to further enhance the mix? Consider also in the intimate environment is a media speaker system which I will also "B" on (Cabbinet Speakers). Is this a good idea?