#2
The Studio Projects B1 gets some great results for the price, and it's under your budget.
There is poetry in despair.
#3
I just bought the Audio Technica AT2020 Mic and I'm really happy with it (99$). Doesn't come with an XLR cable though :P
#5
Well, it will probably be decent, but I can't personally vouch for it. The one I recommended I have had extensive experience with, and I've heard great things about the Audio Technica from people I know as well. I'd be leaning towards one of those.
There is poetry in despair.