Of course, some of you might consider it snake oil, or find that it dosen't help. Your milage would vary. This setup might work for muffling other things i suppose
The method i prefer is to plug in the headphones to a mp3 player, and just play random stuff at maximum volume for a few hours, let it rest and do it again, a few times. Your milage may vary, and some people use pink noise at lower than normal volumes. Your milage may vary.
The instructable below covers a setup that's cheap, made out of things you'd have around the house (you arn't going to break in headphones everyday) and mutes the headphones so you can break them in without disturbing anyone, or ruining your hearing.
2 pillows or more.
1 plastic storage box, preferably close to same size at the base as the pillows
1 sound source, preferably nothing powerful enough to blow out the headphones, but loud enough to give em a workout. A MP3 player of some sort would be good for this
Place one pillow on the bottom of the box. Note the pillow fits snugly into the box, and is larger than the headphones.
Step 3: Headphone Sandwich!
Step 4: The Hard Part
The insulating effect is sufficient for it to seem almost silent under normal conditions.
Try it after a few hours, and hopefully you'd see a difference.