I often am forced to mix in headphones, and using a plug-in that I made (with delayed and LPF crossfeed), I have pretty good results. In fact, when I set up my nearfields, it took some adjustment to get used to them again!
Has anyone tried the Focusrite VRM:http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/-VRM--Virtual-Reference-Monitor-Box?sku=H72517
I'm thinking it could be pretty cool for working with a laptop, or late night mixing. There are also some other plug-ins out there, which look interesting, too.
The nice thing (I think) about the VRM would be the ability to check a mix across a few different 'systems.' The downside I see is that your headphones will invariably influence your perspective, making it necessary to do more referencing than usual, I think!
Anyone have this unit? What do you think of it?