...or go for some decent ~$300-500 monitors now. anybody have recommendations for monitors in this price range? i like the DT880 sound signature, and the Event TR8s were mentioned earlier in this thread, but i'm afraid they'll be a bit too bottom heavy with that 8" woofer and 35 hz rated extension. i've also been looking at the 8" KRK rokit.
I've heard most of the Rokit series including the RP-8, and they all had a huge amount of mid-range bloom, making them sound warm but muffled and inaccurate.
In that price range, I'd look at the Mackie MR5 ($300/pair) and MR8 ($500/pair). They were just introduced at the end of last year, and the reviews so far have been very positive. The Event TR8s are also good. You'll know which pair is for you when you hear them.
I'm going to head over to my local Guitar Center in the coming week to test some of their less expensive monitors, just to get a better idea of what's available on a low budget.