Never tried one but I would be most curious as to how "zero increase" in muzzle blast is defined. I would recommend checking this most closely. The physics of a brake demand that gas generated by the combusting powder be used to develop a reaction force to the recoil. It is this same gas that creates the muzzle blast that so many find objectionable (particularly shooters at adjacent benches).
For a given round, the same amount of gas is developed when the trigger is pulled irrespective of whether a brake is used or not, hence the same potential muzzle blast. So in a technical sense, unless the brake creates more powder combustion, it does not add to muzle blast per se. The key is where the gas is directed or channeled by the brake. If more of the gas is directed outwards and slightly backwards (in order to counteract recoil), the shooter may not notice any increase in muzzle blast but rest assured it will get the attention of the poor bloke at the next bench.