Before I start, I would like to say I have read the post about cheap mic's!
However, this is a question about cheap-ish mic's and dictation machines. I do some sound recording for my videos (which I do for free, so not too professional but like to be near it), and at the moment I have a £30 dictation machine but sound quality is of course a bit funny for sounds (everywime you move it the sound crackles), but you can plug your own mic in. Now I know a £30 mic isn't tops however I am wondering if it is slightly better than a dictation machine in built mic or weather it will just be the same?
I found a hand held mic in Maplin for £34 for voice/karoke but hopefully doesn't have the go awful background noise that my dictation machine has (a calm day can sound like a stormy day!)
Anyone had any experiences, and should I just keep my £34 if it's a waste and use the in-built mic?
I could spend more but as I do them for free, I use my wages to pay for the bits and tats.