These have been the options that I have used to create the videos on my YouTube channel to date. Now, a real comparison would be to get another “good” microphone and compare it to that, however, I think this post clearly shows being cheap about the microphone is not a good option at all.
I first started with the built-in microphone of my laptop:
Then I pretty much used my Apple earbuds with the microphone exposed on my chest:
I then used the Rode lavalier but didn’t really like it at all:
Enter: Blue Yeti. I have yet to do a video with this but the sound is clearly superior: