I recently got a ZTE Maven (running Android 5.1). I plugged a headset into the headset jack, and the phone does detect the headset's presence, but after 30 seconds or so it starts to sporadically and repeatedly open the Google App and reduce the phone's volume. It doesn't just do this once, in a way that could be resolved by closing the app and readjusting the volume - it does this continuously, basically locking out the phone and making interaction impossible.
I plugged the same headset into a family member's Galaxy S5 and it works perfectly. A test call revealed no problems.
The headset is a basic PC headset terminating in a TRRS plug. There's no Volume control or "answer/hang up" button or anything; just an earpiece and a mic.
I have tried removing the Google App widget from the home screen as well as disabling voice control within the Google App, to no avail.
What's causing this, and how do I resolve it so that I can use a wired headset with my phone?