I recently joined a second band (my main instrument is guitar) and was planning on buying a vocal mic and stand so I could do backing vocals in one of the bands, but now it looks like I definitely need a mic for both bands. I was already looking for the best compromise between quality and not spending $150+ in a vocal mic (I want to sound good but I'm still only doing backing vocals, but if I found the right compromise maybe it'd still hold up if I ever had to do some lead vocals) but now I'm looking for the best deal in something along the lines of the 3-packs or some similar deal.
First thing that comes to mind is the Sennheiser e835 3 pack for $199. The other guitarist in one of the bands has offered to buy one of the 3 if I get a 3 pack so I should be able to get a pretty good deal if I get 3 and keep 2 for myself.
Bottom line is I need 2 mics (3 is fine too) and 2 stands and I'm looking for options. The store I work at I can probably try out AKG stuff (they had D880s which I keep hearing mixed stuff about), Shure and EV (guy at the store recommeneded the 767a but its kinda pricey). I can see spending $99 on a mic or $130 if its really the right mic, but I'm looking to hopefully get a better deal by actually buying several of them.
Also, my bands play metal which varies from progressive metal (Dream Theater, Symphony x) to modern and/or european style metal (Nevermore, Evergrey) so feedback rejection is very important. Fairly loud stage volume.