I've owned 2 on the list, the Cary adn teh Glow. The Cary is head and shoulders better but is about 2-3X your budget. The Glow is a very nice product and of course has the benefit of the USB DAC.
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I have the Glow in my bedroom system, and the DAC is definitely better than the analog connection from my iBook. I've been very pleased with the Glow getting fed from my tuner and iBook and driving Zigmahornets and a sub. I don't play it very loud, but it's all I need in the bedroom.
I haven't heard the other amps on your list, but I have owned and can recommend the Almarro A205A. The Almarro leans more towards neutral rather than the warmth of the Glow. The Almarro was terrific with my Druids at low volumes, but not quite enough grunt when I turned it up. My main system needs to crank occasionally.
Two good amps for different tastes.