...certainly won't work!
1) Speaker connections consist of a ''signal'' (usually red) and a ''ground'' (usually black). The electrical pulses that the speaker turns into sound, travel up one and down the other. You cannot ''tie the wires together'' and end up with a working speaker! At the very least connecting them together would cause whatever you plug the speaker into to die, with an accompanying loud bang.
2) You cannot connect normal hi-fi speakers (even if they were wired up correctly) to a modern soundcard either. Because a soundcard has only a tiny power output (milliwatts), designed to power headphones, or feed an amplifier. Connect a set of speakers to that, and the volume would be thousands of times too low to hear anything. Even old soundcards that did have speaker outputs had power outputs of only 3 or 4 watts. Hardly useful.
3) What you need (and don't detail) is an active set of speakers. These are powered by a little amplifier usually built into one of the speakers. This powered speaker amplifies the tiny PC output, then feeds it to all the speakers that are connected to it. By their self contained nature all the plugs and connections are obvious, and correct for connecting to any device with a 3.5mm mini stereo headphone socket.
You can see an example of this type of active (self powered) speaker type listed @ Best Buy
Well I ordered these 2 speakers the other day, and they are due to arrive on my front porch tomorrow afternoon. What I would like to do is be able to connect them to my PC's Sound Blastr Live! sound card, so that when I throw parties, I can use these speakers. Problem is, is that they use speaker wire and can not be plugged into the card.
In theory I figured I could just strip a 3.5 mm connector and tie the wires together and then connect it, but theres two speakers, which means 2 wire sets, and i dont know if that would work.
So my questions is, is there a way to do this or are there any products out there, under the $50 range, that can assist my efforts.