,is probably too late now (after Christmas), but still....
I have the EQ9 s500 connect and am very satisfied. The design is of course very German, since I like Jura, for example, much better. But the coffee is excellent and you have very many options for adjustment.
I previously had a Jura and a Nivona machine. The Jura was only with a lot of tools and effort to clean properly. The Nivona was that already better (brew group removable). But the Siemens is so far the best. You can take out the brew group and clean it under the tap, the coffee spout is easy to open and clean, etc. It's very easy to get to and clean everything. You can get to everything very easily and after about 1 year I am very satisfied.
However, I have had a problem with the brew group, but the service has sent me directly after my call a new one.
Otherwise, I have no problems and the coffee tastes delicious.