I actually some how managed to fix this, just hadn't gotten here to update the post.
I didn't mess with any of the wires and it had the same effect on my headset when plugged into the front of my PC case, I was thinking about how it was affected when I actually had Windows start up. So I tinkered around a bunch with the audio settings, combing through everything 20 times and doing trial and error, which didn't seem to work, I don't think. But I figured it was some setting that got activated on start up, so I went through the boot log and turned off/uninstalled somethings and it seemed to have stopped from doing that. I didn't touch any of the wires.
I wish I charted all my attempts to fix it so I could offer advice if anyone else has this issue, but I was exhausted trying different things.