I ordered a couple of cheap (£20) lavalier microphones from eBay to capture my voice for a video podcast on. The microphones sound acceptable with talking directly in but when I clip to my jacket (about 2 inches away from my mouth) and talk at a loud level, the microphone picks up very little. My problem is that the microphones seem to be very directional, and that is not acceptable as I want to have a natural conversation on my podcast.
So my question is: How can I get better audio using these existing microphones or do you have any more that you can recommend (that aren't as directional) at <£50. I have tried boosting the audio in 'Audacity' but that just increases the digital noises voiume, making the sound unnaceptable. When I talk directly into these microphones, I must admit, they sound pretty good.
Once again, recommendations on how to improve the existing ones or some more will be very much appricited. I do not need wireless as it's in a small studio and I have a 3.5mm extension cable.
Oh, and my requirements: 3.5mm (as I'm plugging it straight into a mic input on a PC).
Edit: Just to add, would this be an acceptable solution?
Sony ECMT6.CE7 Tie-Pin Microphone: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo