sometimes guitars on the Atticus get a little soft sounding.Could you elaborate on what makes the Aivas good for metal? I'm on the fence about them as I heard the bass is not very prominent and doesn't extend very well into the sub bass, do you have a different experience?
this also happens on the E-Mu but a little less, the E-Mus can get a little smeary sounding when a song is super busy. they have a lot of punch in the bass though.
the Aivas are super fast and have more presence with the guitars. bass is fine, not too much but articulate. not great sub-bass though if thats your thing.
i find that i tend to focus on the guitar a lot and the Aivas have a better presentation to me.