Seems like value for money,
but what do these play like?
Any good for metal riffs?
I was wondering this, so i went and played one. Now i wasn't looking to play metal riffs more classic rock but its a waste of money, no tone, think Marshall mg meets Marshall Valvestate except sortof worse.

I'm guessing your probably liking the idea of having a half stack, but they are not very cool when they sound like a horse chewing gravel when you crank it trying to keep up at gigs and band sessions. Then it just seems like an extra heavy, extra cumbersome practice amp.

If i was you, looking at that budget, a roland cube 60, maybe one of the nex vox valvetronix series the xl? (high gain)
'05 Fender Speed Shop So-Cal Stratocaster
'95 Squier Standard Strat

Washburn X200v Pro

Tanglewood TW145-SC
Yamaha C40

Orange Dark Terror + PPC212
Jet City JCA20H + JCA24S
i can up the budget easily
Probably get a ibanez TBX150H now instead