Very true. In all the days I debated over pulling the trigger, the price fluctuated from $198 - $202 (based on 17,833 Yen). I just checked my card statement and I paid $199.17 USD.
Having said that, technically if you were to resell at $225, you'd essentially be breaking even.
I do know that both need burning in, but I'll need to return my GR07 BE within 3 more weeks to get my money back (amazon). I really have no doubt that the JVC's will be better, but I am more worried about comfort (the GR07 with the comply TS tips are super comfortable over the ear, or straight down).
I just wish I didn't see the xb90ex's they look pretty damn tempting too. As long as the JVC's are comfy, I'm sure I'll be happy (I really do prefer bass heavy rock and I watch a lot of ipad movies in my international flights).
Either IEM will get a proper 1 week burn in (I will set it and forget it for a week) with various bass heavy music.
No matter what, I can't thank everyone enough for reviews and recommendations.